Looking at County Board Vote Jumps after “Lost” Vote Found

Here is a comment from “KnownExtremist:” There appears to be a clear anomaly in the ACOSTA vote gain after the addition of the early and mail in votes when compared to other candidates in both his own District 5 and … Continue reading

Democrat Carlos Acosta Robo-Calls Falsely Implying He Is Supported by Republican Party

A press release from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Diane Evertsen: Fraudulent group supporting Acosta harassing residents with robo calls This time of year, the political robo calls are almost endless. That’s bad enough but when a fraudulent group harasses … Continue reading

More Election Humor from Bull Valley

Veterans and union members put up this display in support of Congressman Randy Hultgren’s, State Senator Craig Wilcox’ and McHenry County Board members John Jung’s and Michael Rein’s elections this fall. There is also support for the referendum to put … Continue reading

Board Candidates Answer Whether McHenry County Should Keep ICE Detention Center

One of the questions at the October 11th McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night was whether candidates supported the used of the Jail as an ICE detention center. First to answer was Democrat Carlos Acosta. He said it … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

County Board Member Larry Smith Goes Full-Bore Free Enterprise in Opposition to Government Subsidized Solar Farms

At last Thursday’s McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting, District 6 member Larry Smith was not shy about his opposition to solar farms on prime farmland. He doubled down at the McHenry County League of Women Voters Candidates’ … Continue reading

County Board District 4, 5 & 6 Candidates Up Thursday, October 11th

Half of the McHenry County Board District’s candidates had their chance to present credentials and answer questions on Monday. Thursday at 7 at McHenry County College,, the McHenry County League of Women Voters will offer the other candidates for the … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Endorses Carlos Acosta for County Board

Considering Republican McHenry County Board member Michael Rein ran against Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager last year, it’s not a surprise that Sager has endorsed Democratic AFSCME union leader Carlos Acosta for the County Board. Acosta announced the endorsement on his … Continue reading

What Happened in County Board Cutback Consideration that Displeased Chairman Jack Franks

Ersel Schuster reports on the McHenry County Board’s 25% cutback resolution: One More Step Taken to Control McHenry County Government The September 18, 2018 McHenry County Board meeting brought to conclusion the long-discussed issue of reducing the size of the … Continue reading

County Board Member Michael Rein Holding Fundraiser August 15th

Michael Rein, one of the McHenry County Board members not afraid to stand up to Democratic Party Chairman Jack Franks, is holding a $50 Woodstock Square fundraiser the night of August 15th. Because of his standing up against our Board … Continue reading

Ray Brown Signs for Certified Letter Sent to Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Hoffman Estates Mailing Address

The allies of McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used the “Illinois Integrity Fund” as its name in attack pieces aimed at Republican Primary Election opponents of  the Democratic Party office holder. Attacked by this anonymous source were County Recorder, … Continue reading

County Board Members Use Letter Against Township Abolition by Referendum Bill to Try to Scuttle Bill

Below is the letter that McHenry County Board member and former Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns circulated among his colleagues. All signed it but Yvonne Barnes, Michael Rein and Craig Wilcox. The letter, addressed to the State Senate, was handed … Continue reading