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

McHenry Township to Vote on Consolidation

Special Meeting Called for Tuesday. McHenry Township Board will be given a second opportunity to vote on whether to put road district consolidation referendum question on the ballot this November after a special meeting was called. McHenry County Republican Chairwoman … Continue reading

Resident Opinion: Township Trustees Should Control Road District

Letter:Change needed in McHenry Township McHenry Township Trustees will vote again on whether to allow the voters decide on a Road District consolidation referendum at tonight’s township meeting. On February 14th, Algonquin Township Trustees will discuss placing a consolidation referendum … Continue reading

McHenry Township Assessor Mary Mahady’s Margin of Error Is 19.21%

McHenry Township Assessor has turned in her fourth year of real estate assessments and they show a margin of error of 19.21%. The margin of error, called the “Coefficient of Dispersion” by the Illinois Department of Revenue, measures how uniform … Continue reading

Precinct Committeemen Petition Challenges

There were Republican Precinct Committeeman candidates who had their petitions challenged in two townships McHenry Township\ Nunda Township When that happens, one can usually assume that there is a contest for Republican Central Committee Chairman. The Nunda Township challenges will … Continue reading

Republicans on McHenry Township Board Make Next Term’s Posts Voluntary–No Salary

As readers know, there was a split decision on who would run McHenry Township. Craig Adams, rhe Supervisor, was elected to the position he held by appointment running as an Independent. His running mates for Township Trustee, however, lost. Four … Continue reading

Petition Challenges in McHenry County

Here are the candidate petition challenges filed at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s office today: … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Takes on Township Road Commissioners

This letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson, published originally in the Northwest Herald, is published here with the permission of its author. To the Editor: Township records show that municipal taxpayers (home owners) that reside in McHenry Township are … Continue reading

Republicans Capture McHenry Township Clerk, Trustee Positions

Dan Aylward kept his commanding lead for McHenry Township Clerk, beating incumbent Marsha Nelson by 3,251 to 1,863. Democrat Judith Gottlieb trailed with 1,635. Running unopposed, Democrat Mary Mahady won re-election as Township Assessor. … 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

McHenry Independents Seek Support with Mailing

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent me photos of a mailing from those running for McHenry Township office as Independents. The former Republicans, who got outmaneuvered by the new folks who took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party … 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