CL Council Candidate Robert Miller’s Court Appeal of Petition Rejection Set for January 22nd

Robert Miller, after having been kicked off the ballot by Crystal Lake City officials acting in their capacity as the Crystal Lake Electoral Board, went to court. Wednesday, in Judge Thomas Meyer’s courtroom, all that happened was the setting of … Continue reading

McHenry County Courthouse Blizzard Closing Results in CL City Council Challenger Being Taken Off Ballot in Repeat of 2014 Petition Challenge

For a second election cycle, incumbent members of the Crystal Lake City Council eliminated ballot competition. The result is that Ellen Brady, Cathy Ferguson and Brett Hopkins will have no opposition on the ballot…unless challenger Robert S. Miller wins a … Continue reading

Tonight Crystal Lake Council Incumbents Again To Try Remove Only Opponent from Ballot

The Municipal Officers Electoral Board of the City of Crystal Lake is meeting tonight at 7:30 to decide whether the three incumbent City Council members get a free ride to another four years in office. At issue is whether challenged … Continue reading

Santa Claus Is Not a Name on John Reinert’s Senate Petition

Have to admit I misunderstood the email that McHenry County Board member and State Senate candidate Craig Wilcox sent out describing what happened on the second day of opponent John Reinert signature checking in Springfield. I thought Wilcox was saying … Continue reading

Four GOP Precinct Committeemen Candidates Soon To Be Removed from Ballot

The petitions of four Republican Precinct Committeemen candidates were challenged as having insufficient valid signatures. Only ten people registered in a precinct need to sign a petition to get a person on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman. Previously, Erik Sivertsen’s … Continue reading

Challenge of John Reinert’s State Senate Petition Signatures Being Judged by State Board of Elections

After the first of what appears to be a two-day process, challenges to signatures on John Reinert’s petitions for State Senate are largely being upheld. Examined first were a hundred or so petitions passed by what might be characterized as … Continue reading

$11,000 More for John Reinert’s State Senate Campaign as He Faces Petition Challenge

McHenry County Board member John Reinert has had the legitimacy of his candidate petitions challenged by attorney Steven Robert Verr. One can guess that Reinert has hired an attorney to defend his ability to stay on the ballot. Attorneys cost … 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

Petition Challenges in McHenry County

Here are the candidate petition challenges filed at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s office today: … Continue reading

John Reinert’s State Senate Petitions Challenged By Steve Verr

No details yet, but the Illinois State Board of Elections reports that a challenge to the State Senate petitions of McHenry County Board member John Reinert has been filed by McHenry Township Republican Party Chairman Steven Robert Verr. Reinert is … Continue reading

Skillicorn Criticizes County Clerk’s Chief Deputy’s Challenge of Tax Limit Referendum Petitions

A press release from State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn: McHenry County Clerk office fights property tax freeze referendum State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn’s property tax freeze referendum effort has been challenged by McHenry County Clerk Chief Deputy Linda Fitzgerald. “McHenry County property … Continue reading