McHenry County Judicial Candidates’ Campaigns Top Campaign Spending

$198,075 Job at Stake The Republican Primary Election campaign is winding down for the four people running for a countywide judgeship. Since January 1st, family money has fueling two of the campaigns–that of appointed Judge Robert Wilbrandt and Assistant State’s … Continue reading

Will Judicial Candidates Joel Berg, Mary McClellan and Robert Wilbrandt Vote to Allow Cameras in Courtrooms?

Friday, McHenry County Blog reported on the positions of three candidates for judicial posts. Saying they favor cameras in the courtroom were Ray Flavin Demetri Tsilimigras Unwilling to say, “yes,” was Tiffany Davis. Not that it’s a big deal to … Continue reading

Robocall in Circuit Judge Race Yesterday

Robocall Asks Select Residents Seven Questions A friend of McHenry County Blog sent me information on a robocall they received yesterday. As best as their memory allows, here were the seven questions: Will you vote in the primary election March … Continue reading

Twenty Lawyers Want on the Bench

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: … Continue reading

Dem Mailing Surfaces

The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee had about $28,000 in the bank so I figured there was enough for a countywide mailing. Here is the post card mailed in County Board District 6: The Democrats say that Grafton Township Supervisor … Continue reading

Message of the Day – MIA

Look at this set if signs for signs for Democratic Party candidates, national and local, plus one sign favoring a Crystal Lake Library tax hike. Whose sign is not there? I have been told that a similar observation has been … Continue reading

Personal and Family Funds for Ray Flavin

Haven’t looked at Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin’s campaign contributions yet, but with signs popping up, I figure it’s time to do so. He started his committee with $5,000 on July 13th. On July 22nd another $2,100 in-kind … Continue reading

Republicans View Presidential Debate at McHenry Moose Lodge

McHenry County Republicans gathered in Johnsburg at the Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I had a family affair and couldn’t make it. Fortunately, Kelly Liebmann sent some photos. Lots of candidates were … Continue reading

Ten Question Poll Focuses on McHenry County Races

Just got a call from an unidentified source asking ten questions: Registered voter or not? Gender (only two choices) Age (29 or younger, 30-44, 45-64, 65 or older) Party (Democrat, Republican, Independent) Opinion of State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin (Favorable, … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading