Nunda Township Christmas Parties

McHenry County Blog filed a Freedom of Information request of documents relating to Christmas parties paid by Nunda Township taxpayers back to 2012. The response found the Nunda Township Road District and Town Fund hosted holiday parties and charged them … Continue reading

Nunda Township Board Replaces Trustee Ed Dvorak with Losing Candidate for Assessor

Long-time public servant Ed Dvorak retired as a Nunda Township Trustee late last year. That left four members on the Township Board Supervisor Lee Jennings and his ally Trustee¬†Karen Tynis wanted to appoint¬†Justin Franzke to the vacancy. Franzke ran for … Continue reading

Compensation of Nunda Township Elected Officials

Spurring by McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson’s request for compensation for township officials around McHenry County, I filed Freedom of Information requests for the information. Here is the information for Nunda Township: Supervisor 2017-18 – $74,511.74 + $1,000 for being … Continue reading

Nunda Township’s Contract with Waste Hauler Has Leaf Vaccuuming

Ah, the good ol’ days. Right after Earth Day in 1970, the Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Richard Ogilvie signed a bill to ban open burning. Lakewood residents had always burned their leaves. It was so bad that vision … Continue reading

Four Applicants for Nunda Township Trustee Vacancy

he resignation of Ed Dvorak from the Nunda Township Board created an opening to be filled by appointment. Applicants follow: William Boltz – Retired union carpenter who lives in Burton’s Bridge, is Republican Precinct Committeeman in Nunda 1 and a … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Incumbents Win in Nunda Township

They weren’t on the same slate, but Lee Jennings was re-elected Supervisor, Appointed Assessor Mark Dzemske won a full-term and incumbent Mike Lesperance won another four years as Road Commissioner. Results posted on election night by the McHenry County Clerk … Continue reading

With 2,550 Votes, Tallies in Nunda Township Tightening

2,550 have now been cast for Township Supervisor where incumbent Lee Jennings is ahead of the mainly non-incumbent slate candidate Cate Williams by 124 votes. Third candidate Mike Walkup is out of the running. For Assessor appointed incumbent Mark Dzemske … Continue reading

1,382 Votes in Nunda Township

Results on contested races for the first 1,382 votes (number cast for Supervisor) to be reported in Nunda Township: Supervisor KELVIN LEE JENNINGS (REP) 573 41.46% CATHERINE WILLIAMS (REP) 514 37.19% MICHAEL WALKUP (REP) 293 21.20% Assessor JUSTIN FRANZKE (REP) … Continue reading

616 Votes in Nunda Township

Results on contested races for the first 616 votes (number cast for Supervisor) to be reported in Nunda Township: Supervisor KELVIN LEE JENNINGS (REP) 293 47.56% CATHERINE WILLIAMS (REP) 233 37.82% MICHAEL WALKUP (REP) 90 14.61% Assessor JUSTIN FRANZKE (REP) … Continue reading

Nunda Township Non-Incumbent Team Knocks on Doors

The slate of mainly non-incumbent candidates in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election went door-to-door Sunday afternoon, along with volunteers, distributing literature. You can see it below. The palm card on top has a lounging cat with a can of … Continue reading

Walsh Endorses in Township Primaries

Former Congressman Joe Walsh, now a radio talk show host for WIND 560 AM radio starting at 5 PM weekdays, has an organization called Walsh Freedom. He keeps in touch with supporters via the internet and periodic gatherings at his … Continue reading

Nunda’s Mainly Non-Incumbents’ Mailing

A second mailing from the mainly non-incumbent candidates vying for Republican nominations in the Nunda Township Primary Election has arrived. I say “mainly” non-incumbent, because the current Township Assessor,Mark Dzemke and current Trustee Mike Shorten, has aligned himself with a … Continue reading

Team Nunda Mails Post Card

The largely incumbent “Team Nunda” slate in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election next Tuesday sent out the following post card: … Continue reading

Challenging Nunda Township GOP Rolls Out Campaign Piece

Two slates are competing in the Nunda Township Republican Primary Election on February 28th. One is made of mainly of incumbents led by Supervisor Lee Jennings and Road Commissioner “Iron Mike” Lesperance. Joining them are Assessor candidate Justin Franzke and … Continue reading

Nunda Township Challengers Send Letter, Urge Early & Mail Votes

The slate running against the one headed by Supervisor Lee Jennings and Road Commissioner “Iron” Mike Lesperance sent out a letter accompanying their piece of literature promising a 10% tax cut. You will be able to see the campaign piece … Continue reading

Nunda Township Supervisor Lee Jennings & Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance Re-Election Campaign Cards, Plus Running Mate Assessor Candidate Justin Franzke’s

Unfortunately for those looking for content, the campaign literature for the three candidates running on what is a majority incumbent slate will be hard to read on McHenry County Blog. These are photos of the campaign literature (I asked all … Continue reading

After Withdrawing from Lakewood Village President Race, Santowski Files as Write-In

Lakewood was the write-in sensation two years ago, when Paul Serwatka ran first as a write-in in his race for Village Trustee. He campaigned against the Tax Increment Financing District and the SportsPlex at the southern intersection of Routes 47 … Continue reading