Bob Anderson’s Argument for a “Yes” Vote on Consolidating the McHenry Township Road District With the Township

Here’s is the Bob Anderson side of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum question: Did you know when it comes to spending public money, McHenry Township Road Commissioner Jim Condon has more power than Governor Bruce Rauner? Did you … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Sign Vandals Called “Thugs”

From the Northwest Herald, republished her with permission of author Jeffrey Mayer: Time to Consolidate Little things sometimes tell you about the people who are on different sides of an issue. Sometimes both sides of a political debate are composed … Continue reading

Judge’s Uncertainly of Dillon’s Rule Impact on Cancelling McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Leads to Hail Mary Oral Motion by Opponents

The court case seeking to cancel the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board in 2021 was not decided at Thursday’s hearing. After an hour and a half of oral arguments, mainly on behalf of … Continue reading

Power of the Annual Township Meeting Electors Questioning

That’s the subject of this letter to the Northwest Herald, reproduced here at the permission of its author, Dave Bussell: Vote to consolidate in November The Township Board is responsible for spending township dollars, not the attendees at the annual town … Continue reading

More Accountability Theme of Another Seeking Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

A letter to the Northwest Herald published with permission of it writers Laura Lewis of McHenry Vote yes to consolidate in McHenry Township People need to get educated about the township road district referendum that will be on their ballot … Continue reading

Ending One-Man Rule Reason To Vote for Putting the McHenry Township Road District Under the Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald from McHenry’s Ned Neumann, printed here with his permission: Control, Transparency, and Accountability Sought by Consolidation Advacates The motivation for the referendum in November to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District into the town … Continue reading

Government Consolidation Urged for More Oversight of McHenry Township Road District

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permisison of its author, Jamie Grubich, who lives in McHenry: OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY ARE KEY, SO CONSOLIDATE NOW To the Editor: Who would not be in favor of a local initiative that … Continue reading

Ramping Up for the McHenry Township Road District Abolition Referendum

There was a pretty massive turnout of supporters of putting the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board at the Fiesta Days Parade. They are calling themselves “Citizens For Consolidation” Teens carried a banner. There was an old car … Continue reading

McHenry Citizen Says Annual Town Meeting Had No Authority to Order Township Board to Conduct a Cost-Benefit Study on Elimination of an Independent Road District

The following was written by Jon Gealow of McHenry and published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday.  It is re-published here with his permission. Robert Beltran’s Protestations are Without Merit If Mr. Beltran chooses to in his own mind call Mr. … Continue reading

Anderson Announces Citizens for Consolidation, Solicits Contributions

In the mail last week came the following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson. It predicts that money will be flowing to McHenry Township from Road Commissioners around the state to defeat the fall referendum to put the McHenry … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board Slashes Salaries of Supervisor, Road Commissioner, Assessor and Clerk

Salaries of current McHenry Township officials are as follows: Supervisor – $68,677 Highway Commissioner – $76,179 Assessor – $67,677 Clerk – $13,009 Trustees – $100 per meeting Over the four years they are in office each office, but the Trustees, … Continue reading

What Bob Miller Did for the McHenry Township Road Commissioner

Having asked for the work product and other documents concerning former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s consulting with the McHenry Township Road District, the following was supplied: McHenry Township Road District paid Robert Miller for consulting services to develop project specifications … Continue reading

Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading

Resolution Setting Fall Referendum to Abolish McHenry Township Road District as Separate Government

As readers are well aware, the McHenry Township Board on a 3-2 vote authorized a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. If approved by voters at the November election, the Road Commissioner would cease to be elected after … Continue reading

Thought on Township Road District Abolition from a City Dweller

Under the article about the McHenry Township Trustees having put abolition of the Road District on the ballot this fall in McHenry Township appeared the following vommernt from”Dante”: “The road districts need to have different tiers for taxing. “Tier 1 … Continue reading

Abolishing Office of McHenry Township Road Commissioner Set for November Ballot

Three of the five members of the McHenry Township Board voted to allow citizens to determine whether the Office of McHenry Township Road Commissioner should exist after incumbent James Condon’s term runs out in 2021. Supporting the ballot measure were … Continue reading

Anderson Asks Agenda Items for October McHenry Township Meeting

At the McHenry Township Board Thursday night, Township Trustee Bob Anderson is asking that five items be placed on the Board’s October meeting agenda. This past session a bill was passed that will allow voters to eliminate the office of … Continue reading

McHenry Township Independents for Supervisor & Road Commissioner Make Mailings

The Friend of McHenry County Blog who sent me images of the following two mailings thought they were for the same candidate before examining them closely. They are for Craig Adams, Independent candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor, and Jim Condon, … Continue reading

McHenry’s “Real” Republican’s Palm Card

Besides making mailings, the Republican candidates are distributing the following door-to-door: … Continue reading

Letter Writer Wonders Where the Money Went

Former McHenry High School Board member Ned Neumann wrote the following letter to the Northwest Herald. It is published with permission of the author. That’s a lot of money The current issue of the McHenry Township newsletter states that 50% … Continue reading