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

Bob Anderson Moving for Referendum to Transfer McHenry Township Road District Duties to Township Board

Should be an interesting meeting at the McHenry Township Hall tonight. Township Trustee Bob Anderson is going to make a motion to hold a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. The referendum would be held along with the … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board Considering Putting Referendum on November Ballot to Abolish Road District

Thursday night at 7 at the McHenry Township Hall, a discussion will be held by the Township Board about whether to put a referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Township Road District. The Highway Department would still exist, … Continue reading

Discussion of November Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board Set for January Meeting

Besides cutting what McHenry Township Trustees are paid to nothing after the 2021 elections, the four Republican Party Trustees voted to put a discussion of a November referendum to abolish the elected office of Road Commissioner at its January 11th … 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

Head of Republican Party Endorses “Real” Republicans

Three years ago insurgent Republicans captured control of both the McHenry County Republican Central Committee and the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee. This year remnants of the prior regime, still holding office in McHenry Township failed to obtain the GOP … Continue reading

Second Mailing from McHenry Township’s “Real” Republican Candidates

Who are the “real” Republicans? That what’s voters may ask themselves after reading the second mailing from the official Republican candidates. Here is the second mailing from those Republicans who are running against a slate of Independents all of the … Continue reading

The Message of Steve Verr, McHenry Township Republican Candidate for Supervisor: “Tax Revolt”

The following letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald is published with permission from its author, Steve Verr. Verr is the GOP candidate for McHenry Township Supervisor. The message is ‘tax revolt’ That’s my message. If you feel your … Continue reading

McHenry Township GOP Mailing Pounds at Appointment Replacements

The McHenry County Township Republican Party, under new leadership after the last two elections, is running a slate of non-incumbents against incumbents who were mainly appointed to their positions. The first part of the contest was a GOP caucus (instead … Continue reading

Early McHenry Signs for April Election

With McHenry Township Republicans having used the caucus method to select candidates and the incumbent Republicans running as independents, there is no February 28th primary election there. All the contests will be decided on April 4th. Signs have started popping … Continue reading

McHenry Resident Claims McHenry Road District Overtaxes, Has Accumulated “Obscene Surpluses”

The following letter to the editor appeard first in the Northwest Herald.  It is published here with permision of its author, Benjamin Ludwig: Troubling events in McHenry Township government Many of the things that I’ve heard would happen because of … Continue reading

Steve Verr, Steven Koerber Head McHenry Township GOP Slate Preferred by Precinct Committeemen

The McHenry Township Republican Party held a caucus to select April candidates at the McHenry VFW on Tuesday night. McHenry Township GOP Chairman Steve Verr was nominated Township Supervisor 3,966 to 1,508 votes for McHenry Grade School Board member Erik … Continue reading

Support for Non-Incumbents in McHenry Republican Caucus

It’s tonight at 7 at the VFW and it has generated at least four letters to the Northwest Herald. Some criticize the Republican Party for holding a caucus instead of a primary election. Others, like the one below, written by … Continue reading