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

Bob Anderson Rolls Out McHenry Township Salary Reductions

Proposed salary reductions for the three elected administrative officers in McHenry Township have been revealed by Republican Township Trustee Bob Anderson. They are as follows: At the May 10th township meeting I will present a resolution (instead of a motion) … Continue reading

Comparing the Number of Employees of McHenry County Townships

The Illinois State Comptroller has a data base contacting information about tax districts throughout Illinois. Looking at 2017 data from those for the seventeen townships in McHenry County, one finds the number of employees running from a low of 2 … 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

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