McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 7

Previous posts have laid out the facts as seen by Plaintiffs Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, who are suing fellow Democrats they label as “Centrists.” The suit was brought by former McHenry County Board and Algonquin Township Trustee candidate Kerri … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 6

The next part of Kerri Barber’s suit against the McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett, his wife Paula Yensen, Party Vice Chair Kristina Zahorik and State Senate candidate Nancy Zettler now moves to the November Central Committee meeting. “In … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 5

The mass removal of Democratic Precinct Committeemen by Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett shows up next in the suit. “On October 17, 2017, Defendant Bisset (sic) removed many precinct committee members, including Plaintiff Barber. “Following these removals, Defendant Bisset held … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 4

The recitation of facts from the viewpoint of the Progressive McHenry County Democrats filing the suit against the Establishment “Centrists” continues with information about Defendants attacking “a family member.” The family member turns out to be Plaintiff Kerri Barber’s husband, … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 3

According to the suit filed by Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, Nancy Zettler, internet publisher and now the Democratic candidate running against Republican State Senator Karen McConnaughay,  thought the two had a conflict of interest because their company, Heroic Media, … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2

Yesterday, the introduction of the lawsuit filed by self-proclaimed “Progressive” Democrat Kerri Barber and her business associate Katherine Dickerson against Democrats the two label “Centrists”–Michael Bissett, Paula Yensen, Kristina Zahorik and Nancy Zettler–was outlined. Today, some of the “facts” from … Continue reading

McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1

A fight between McHenry County Democrats calling themselves “Progressives” and McHenry Democrats in control of the Central Committee, labeled “Centrists,” found its way in Circuit Court on April 19, 2018. While not an expert in taxology of the local Democratic … Continue reading

Paula Yensen Withdraws Name from Consideration for Human Resources Committee Chairman

With Republican County Board members disturbed that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks has hired two Democratic Party patronage workers without County Board authority, a majority was not satisfied that Human Resources would be chaired by Democrat Paula Yensen. Seeing … Continue reading

Board Votes 14-9 to Replace Paula Yensen as Chairman of Public Health with Chuck Wheeler

District 4 County Board member Craig Wilcox made a motion to switch the roles Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Human Resources and Community Services Committee. County Chairman and State Representative Jack Franks nominated Paula Yensen, the Board’s only Democrat, … Continue reading

Jack Franks Choices for Committee Chairmen Emerge from County Committee on Committees Meeting

The McHenry County Committee on Committees held its meeting today and the following Finance& Audit – Mike Skala (District 5) Internal Support and Facilities (formerly Management Services) – Yyonne Barnes (District 1) Law and Government – Michele Aavang (District 6) … Continue reading

Franks Makes Progess on Lowering Number of Committees

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks made significant progress in convincing Board members to lower the number of committees from twelve to seven. Can’t imagine why readers might be intereste, but here’s an attempt to list the proposal: Finance Internal … Continue reading

The County Board Winners Get Sworn In

There are so many aspects of the December 5th McHenry County Board meeeting that there will be stories coming for a while. One that was overshadowed by the activies of newly-elected Chairman Jack Franks was the swearing in of the … Continue reading

Jack Franks Temporary Rules Committee

There is a provision in the McHenry County Board Rules that allows its Chairman to appoint ad hoc committees. It was designed, according to one member of the Management Services Committee who was there when the language was added, to … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Second Lawyer Democrat

With endorsements completed yesterday for the McHenry County Board, in its District 5 picks, the Northwest Herald has endorsed its second Democrat who is a lawyer.  (The first was District 3’s Diane Johnson, a former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading