Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

McHenry County Dems Gets Another Almost $12,000 from Pritzker

As previously reported, the McHenry County Democratic Central Committee received, on July 31st,  $11,833.33 of the $1 million JB Pritzker gave to the Democratic Central Committee of Rock Island County. On September 16th (today), another $11,833.33 contribution to local Democrats was reported. … Continue reading

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

Patrick Kenneally Lays Down Challenge for Local Republicans

At his fundraiser on Thursday night, McHenry County State’s Attorney laid down his hope for Republicans in McHenry County. He cites a sense of revolt over the last three years locally. Here are two highlights: “An inflamed sense that something … 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

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 19 – Tom Weber

Tom Weber, running to replace State Rep. Barbara Wheeler had an impressive entry in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. Never have I seen a candidate used a loud speaker system to talk to those lining a parade route. The … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 17 – Lori Parrish

McHenry County Board candidate Lori Parrish had an entry separate from the other Republicans. And, she had a fire truck. On top of the fire engine was a big sign displaying her name and that she is running for the … 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

Want to Replace Karen McConnaughay on the Fall Ballot for State Senate?

Here’s where you should send your resume and other relevant information: [email protected] The Republican 33rd District Legislative Committee will hold interviews of applicants wishing to fill the vacancy in nomination resulting from Senator Karen McConnaughay’s withdrawal as a candidate at the … 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

Old Establishment Fields “Reform Slate”

In an email sent by McHenry County Board member Joe Gottemoller, a slate of candidates for McHenry County Republican Party officers has been revealed. The contents of the email follows: Introducing the Reform Party Slate. On Wednesday night you are … 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