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

Jack Franks’ Carpenters Union Cat’s Paw’s Election Board Complaint Against County GOP Fizzles

Carpenters Union official Ronald Eck, a fervent supporter of Democratic Party McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Frank, filed a complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections against the McHenry County Republican Party for bad campaign financing reporting. Specifically, that … 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

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

Shannon Teresi Gets GOP Fall Ballot Nod for McHenry County Auditor

On Tuesday, Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi was voted Board to serve out the remaining months of retired County Auditor Pam Palmer’s term by the McHenry County Board. She was nominate by Democratic Party Board Chairman after GOP members made it … 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

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

GOP Invite Oops; Date Changed from 3-16 to Saturday, 3-17

The first invitation emailed out for the McHenry County Republican Party’s spring fundraiser, a corned beef dinner in a Lake in the Hills Airport hanger, said the event would be held on Friday, March 16th. The connection of eating meat … 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

First Two Days of Precinct Committeemen Filings

There are 212 precincts in McHenry County. Below are the people who have filed for Republican and Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen during the first two days. Algonquin Township ALGONQUIN 7 Republican CAL SKINNER, JR. 275 MERIDIAN ST., LAKEWOOD 60014 ALGONQUIN … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally Fundraiser at Three Oaks Recreation Area – Part 2

There was more mingling, but from the photos I took, it appears I was more interested in talking to  McHenry County Board members. Having been told Thursday night that a Request for Qualifications for a firm to seek companies interested … Continue reading

Democrats Fill 72 Precinct Committeeman Slots

My analysis of the information published by the McHenry County Clerk (see below) may off here or there, but what I found shows a tremendous effort on the part of the Democratic Party to build an infrastructure at the precinct level. … Continue reading

McHenry Fiesta Days Parade Participants March Through the Rain

The McHenry Fiesta Days Parade was almost over, but I was still hanging around to see if the Republicans would have an entry. As rain and, then, hail began an entry of liberals appeared supporting universal health care. They wanted … Continue reading

GOP Recommends Either Dave Stieper or Ralph Sasso to Replace Andrew Gasser on County Board

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado: County Board Vacancy District 1 The McHenry County Republican Party is excited to announce our two candidate nominees for the County Board vacancy in District 1. Mr. Gasser served … Continue reading