Synopsis of David McSweeney’s New Township Abolition by Referendum Bill.

Here’s what legislators will see (in addition to any caucus analysis) about State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to allow the abolitiion of township governments in McHenry County: Amends the Township Code. Provides that the board of trustees of any township … Continue reading

People Hired by County Government during Fiscal Year 2018 – Part 4

A Friend of McHenry County Blog did some exploration of those on the McHenry County payroll from December 2017 through November 2018 and pulled out the new hires. There were 190. “Total compensation” includes not only salary, but also health benefits, … Continue reading

People Hired by County Government during Fiscal Year 2018 – Part 3

A Friend of McHenry County Blog did some exploration of those on the McHenry County payroll from December 2017 through November 2018 and pulled out the new hires. There were 190. “Total compensation” includes not only salary, but also health benefits, … Continue reading

People Hired by County Government during Fiscal Year 2018 – Part 2

A Friend of McHenry County Blog did some exploration of those on the McHenry County payroll from December 2017 through November 2018 and pulled out the new hires. There were 190. “Total compensation” includes not only salary, but also health benefits, … Continue reading

People Hired by County Government during Fiscal Year 2018 – Part 1

A Friend of McHenry County Blog did some exploration of those on the McHenry County payroll from December 2017 through November 2018 and pulled out the new hires. There were 190. “Total compensation” includes not only salary, but also health benefits, … Continue reading

Winnebago County Board Considering Requiring Administrator to Report to County Board, Rather Than to Chairman

Some of those elected to the Winnebago County Board want to take some power away from the  Republican County Board Chairman, elected at-large just like in McHenry County. In an article in today’s Rockford Register-Star entitled, “No consensus on Winnebago … Continue reading

McSweeney’s McHenry County Township Abolition by Referendum Bill Sent to Governor

The Illinois General Assembly reports that State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637 was sent to Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. So speculation that the bill might be rolled over to the next General … Continue reading

Housing Affordability in McHenry County Towns

A law passed during the Rod Blagojevich days was aimed at communities which do not have much affordable housing. Reports are issued periodically by the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Ten percent is considered acceptable by state regulators. Those under that … Continue reading

21-Year Old McHenry County Woman in Las Vegas Has $2,000 Stolen from Chase Account that Bank Won’t Refund

WBBM-TV reports on a 21-year old McHenry County woman’s visit to Las Vegas who had her cell phone stolen. That resulted in unauthorized credit card purchases, plus withdrawal of $2,000 from her checking account at Chase Bank. The credit card … Continue reading

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