The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 3

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 2

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

The Comments from Capitol Fax Blog about Mary McClellan’s Missing Election Night Votes – Part 1

After a Friend of McHenry County Blog discovered that tens of thousands of votes cast on Election Day did not make it to McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site or election results, I emailed Rich Miller of Capitol Fax … Continue reading

Commenter Mark Weighs In on Election Problems

From long-time, recently-returned commenter Mark: I vote to keep the approximate 24,000 vote discrepancy issue public until a more detailed answer is provided. Hopefully the McHenry County Republican party is digging into the issue and will provide a more detailed … Continue reading

“Undervote” for Governor Very Small in Boone, DuPage, Kane & Lake Compared to McHenry

Yesterday, it was pointed out that a good number of votes in McHenry County did not show up in the race for Governor. Bruce Rauner won McHenry County with the following results: A Friend of McHenry County Blog found the … Continue reading

Reapportionment the Best Reason to Re-Elect Bruce Rauner

Governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign for re-election is almost over. TV ads, fly-arounds, visits with local chambers of commerce, tours of factories, etc. But, why would Republicans want to re-elect him? In McHenry County Rauner showed no concern for the Republicans … Continue reading

Cutting County Taxes Without Cutting Spending: Use Savings

How is that possible, you ask? By taking money McHenry County has in the bank and spending it. That is apparently what McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks intends to do next year. Here is the relevant policy change passed … 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

Bad Math at the Chicago Tribune and Northwest Herald

The Sunday before last, the Chicago Tribune’s main editorial had an error regarding the McHenry County tax levy cut this year. Here is the paragraph in the editorial about McHenry County: Did the Tribune depend upon a press release from … Continue reading

Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Woodstock Town Hall Meeting

This election cycle Democrats have had the reputation of disrupting Republican Congressional Town Hall Meetings. That did not occur at Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren ‘s Monday night Town Hall Meeting at the McHenry County Administrative Center. Hultgren opponent Lauren Underwood’s supporters for … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Union Employee Pay Almost $289,000 in Dues Each Year

McHenry County has unionized employees in four unions: Service Employees International Union (Valley Hi Nursing Home) Fraternal Order of Police (Sheriff’s Department) Local 150 of the Operating Engineers (Highway Department) Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP – Circuit Clerk’s Office) 580 … Continue reading

Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes McHenry County in Last Three Weeks of June

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Health Department Reports Legionnaires’ Disease WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) reports that nine County residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease between June 7 and July 1. The … Continue reading