Short and Sweet Resolution Making McHenry County Primary Election Legal

Despite McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellans opinion that the Clerk has sole authority over elections, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks had the below resolution added to the county board’s Monday regular meeting agenda. Squeaking in under the 48 hour … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Comments on Polling Location Changes, Cites State Statute

The following comment was posted by McHenry County Recorder and candidate for County Clerk, Joe Tirio under previous blog post Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan: This story was brought to my attention and I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan

Last Minute Agenda Change to Make Primary Election Valid As reported earlier, state law requires the County Board to approve changes in polling places. County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Oversight May Invalidate Tuesday Election McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, an attorney … Continue reading

Illinois Democrats Undecided on Governor Choice

“We Ask America” Democratic Primary Poll Places Undecided, Pritzker On Top A phone poll of 811 likely Democratic primary voters conducted January 28th – 30th still leaves question on who will be chosen as the nominee. Progressive hopeful Daniel Biss … Continue reading

McHenry County Clerk’s Online “Sample Ballot Locator” Down for Maintenance

No Sample Ballots Currently Available Two stories about primary ballots posted on McHenry County Blog prompted readers to seek out information on the County Clerk’s website. Sample Ballots for March Primary Not Available on County Clerk’s Website Headline Sparks Response … Continue reading

Statement of Candidacy Discrepancies Bring Early Drama to GOP Township Primaries

Elections have several phases. First there is the intimidation phase. When opponents or potential opponents hear that one is running for office, they enlist people whom they think can influence you to call or meet with you to convince you … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Primary Filings

Nunda Township Republicans will have opposition for every office but Township Clerk. There former Township Trustee and unsuccessful candidate for the GOP nomination for Recorder of Deeds Joni Smith has a lock. She is the only candidate. For Township Supervisor, … Continue reading

Nunda Township Opts for Republican Township Primary Election

At the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee meeting last week, the Precinct Committeemen voted to hold a primary election to select who will run for Nunda Township office on the GOP ticket, according to Township GOP Chairman Joe Gottemoller. That … Continue reading

17% Voter Turnout for McHenry County Primary Election Pathetic

The voter turnout figures for McHenry County’s March 18, 2014, Primary Election are below. Let’s look at those precincts and see where 25% or more of the voters turned out. 40.2% – Grafton 15 (Margo Bunda ran uncontested for committeeman, … Continue reading

Nunda Township GOP Candidates’ Night Tonight

Mike Shorten sends the following invitation to the Nunda Township Republican Central Committee’s Candidates’ Night, which will be held this evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at the American Community Bank, 1500 S IL Route 31 in McHenry. “I’d … Continue reading

Correction: Woodstock’s Frank Wedig NOT Leaving Green Party, but Running for Dorr Township Trustee

When I asked who was running for what in Dorr Township, I failed to ask if all the Trustee candidates were running as Republicans. My mind was so fixated on the Republican primaries in the townships with over 15,000 population … Continue reading

Dorr Township Republicans Face Township Trustee Contest

There will be no primary election for the main Dorr Township offices as the following face no challenger: Supervisor Bob Pierce Assessor Veronica Myers Road Commissioner Tom thurman Clerk Quinn Keefe But for the four Township Trustee spots, six people … Continue reading