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

Message of the Day – Dirty Politics

From the vandalism of this McHenry Township Road District consolidation sign on Ridge Road in Bull Valley, one might think that opponents to the fall referendum are not willing to run an ethical referendum campaign. Or, it may be his … 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

Career Politicians Operating for Benefit of Themselves the Problem with Township Governmnt, Letter Writier Says

A letter to the Northwest Herald from TP Mathews, reprinted with permission of the Wonder Lke man: Consolidation NOT the Answer After reading scores of articles during the last 2 years, I must ask if consolidation is really the answer. … Continue reading

Steve Verr Appointed McHenry Township Trustee to Replace Bill Cunningham

The McHenry Township Board met Thursday night in special session to select a replacement for Trustee Bill Cunningham, who resigned/ By a vote of 3-1 Steve Verr, the Republican candidate for Supervisor who lost narrowly to Independent Craig Adams was … Continue reading

Opponents to McHenry Township Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board in 2021 Schedule Fundraiser

From Citizens for Facts First, the group headed by former McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, comes this invitation to their fundraiser: … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board to Pick Replacement Trustee Thursday Night

A meeting notice and agenda posted on the McHenry Township web site says that the Board will be picking a replacement for resigned Trustee Bill Cunningham at 6 PM on Thursday night. Six have officially applied for the post: Gary … Continue reading

McHenry Township Trustee Applicants Revealed

In response to a Freedom of Information request, McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams reveals that the following have applied for the Township Trustee position left vacant by the resignation of Bill Cunningham: Gary S .Barla, Johnsburg Mark R. Jaeger, McHenry … Continue reading

Route 31 McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Supporters Threatened

From Republican Precinct Committeeman Jamie Grubich: Demonstrators threatened with arrest by city alderman On Sunday, August 12, 2018, after church, fourteen friends, family members and pets gathered for a one hour peaceful demonstration to create additional awareness among McHenry residents … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Continues NWH Drumbeat for Township Consolidation

The following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson was published in the Northwest Herald and is reprinted her with his permission: Passage of McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Would Eliminate One Unit of Local Government Wake up Illinoisans, you are … 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 Township Republican Party Seeks Trustee Applicants

A press release from Erik Sivertsen, Chairman of the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee: McHenry Township Republican Party is Looking for a Township Trustee The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee is seeking applicants who would like to be considered to … Continue reading

Oversight, Not Cost Savings, Goal of Proponents’ of Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted here with permission of Ned Neumannn, its author Cost Savings Not Goal of Abolition of Independent McHenry Township Road District Why do so many seemingly intelligent people read simple things and not understand … Continue reading

Once in Lifetime Opportunity to See Magnificence of the Vietnam Memorial in Johnsburg

A scaled down version of Washington’s Vietnam Memorial is on McHenry Township grounds this Memorial Day Weekend. Its called The Wall That Heals. Snagged somehow by Township Supervisor Craig Adams, it provides an opportunity for Veterans,  their families and just … 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

Support for Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permission of its author, Ned Neumann: McHenry Township Road District Patronage Compared to the First Richard Daley’s Empire If a study is ever conducted to show the financial ramifications associated with consolidating townships, … Continue reading