Jack Franks’ Cats Paw Election Board Complaints On Monday Agenda

Monday will be the day when the Illinois State Board of Elections makes its decision on whether to approve or deny the complaints that strong support of Jack Franks, Carpenters Union official Ron Eck, made against McHenry County Clerk candidate … Continue reading

Republicans on Parade in Johnsburg

After the Libertarian Party entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade came a long line of Republicans. Flags came first. An elephant drew attention to signs. More flags on a float on which Republican party Chairman Diane Evertsen cn … Continue reading

Two Views of the Carpenters Union

The Chicago Sun-Times, now owned by labor unions, ran the following ad on Labor Day: Here’s another view of the union, a photo of Business Representative and Organizer Rondald Eck, who earns $115,373 a year, according to UnionFacts.com. At a heading … Continue reading

Board of Elections Hearings on Complaints Made by Jack Franks’ Supporter This Morning

Ronald Eck, a member of Jack Franks’ fundraising Host Committees in years past filed complaints against Joe Tirio and the McHenry County Republican Party concerning legal fees used to finance the suit against the Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund. The hearings … Continue reading

McHenry County GOP Starts July with $1,531.37

$1,531.37 was what was in the bank account of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee at the beginning of July. Since then, Citizens for Rauner has kicked in another thousand. Contributions above $150 in April, May and June follow: $3,000 … Continue reading

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Calls for Opposition to Jack Franks’ Getting Board Permission to Buy Giveaway Items

An email from McHenry County Republican Chairman Diane Evertsen: Stop giving away our money!! It would appear our current County Board Chairman would like all of us to pay for giveaway items with his – or any other -political name … Continue reading

GOP Seeks Volunteers for Next Week’s McHenry County Fair

A message from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: McHenry County Fair The McHenry County Fair will open at noon on Tuesday, July 31st and run through Sunday, August 5th. The Republican Party will have our booth in Building D (the air conditioned one!) … Continue reading

GOP Seeks Volunteers

A message from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: Rauner Volunteers Needed As you know, the Rauner team is using our Headquarters office for their campaign volunteers to get out the McHenry County vote. This coming Saturday, July 21st, … Continue reading

GOP Schedules Second Vote to Put Shannon Teresi on Fall Ballot for Auditor

A special meeting of the McHenry County Central Committee has been called for Wednesday. May 23, 2918. Having met to elect officers less than a month ago, such a meeting is unusual. On the agenda is the election of County … Continue reading

“Secret” GOP Meeting Not Entirely Secret

A commenter made mention of a secret meeting of Republicans and I asked for details. Turns out the “invitation only” meeting on Saturday afternoon at the Crystal Lake GOP Headquarters (my 1973 State Rep. office) has been posted on the … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Sees Bias in NWH Reporting of Republican Party Leadership Elections

Newly-elected Dorr Township Repubolican Precinct Committeeman Richard Rostron submitted the opinion column below to the Editor of the Northwest Herald. It was rejected. I would note that background information was not given yesterday on the woman elected to lead the … Continue reading

How GOP Committeemen Voted in the County Convention

In a massive step toward transparency, newly-elected Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen has released who voted for Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary at Wednesday’s Rep;ublican Central Committee Convention.  (Treasurer Rachael Lawrence was elected by acclamation.) Plane Alan ALD 1 260 … Continue reading

Three Women, One Man Elected to Lead McHenry County Republicans

Four elected officials have been selected to lead the McHenry County Republican Central Committee for the next two years. They were all from the coalition put together four years ago when Sandra Salgado won the chairmanship. Elected Chairman to replace … Continue reading

Chuck Wheeler Running for Vice Chairmanship of GOP Central Committee

McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler, re-nominated despite opposition from allies of Democratic Party Board Chairman Jack Franks is seeking the Vice Chairmanship of the County Republican Party. Two post cards have been sent to Precinct Committeemen in his campaign. … Continue reading

Both Party’s Chairmen Retiring

April 18th will be an interesting night. That the date both the Republican and Democratic Parties will hold conventions to select who whill lead them for the next two years. Long-time Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett is not running for … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Running for McHenry Couynty GOP Chairman

There will be a contest for McHenry County Repyublicanb Central Committee Chairman on Wednesday night at the McHenry VFW at 7 PM. Current Republican Party Secretary Diane Evertsen is being challenged by Nunda Township Precinct Committeeman Mark Daniel. Daniel faced … Continue reading

Second Candidate for County Auditor, Shannon Teresi, Certified Fraud Examiner, Surfaces

Candidates’ Opinions Differ On Abolishing the Auditor Monday was the last day interested persons could email their resume and cover letter to County Board Chairman Jack Franks for a chance at filling the Auditor position. CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner … Continue reading

Official Paperwork Filed Taking Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Hopefuls Off Ballot

The McHenry County Electoral Board has removed four candidates from the Republican Primary Election ballot; They are Robert M. Gray, challenged by Walter Tynis on his petitions in Nunda 16 Michael Collins in McHenry 5, whose petition was successfully challenged … Continue reading