Message of the Day – Dirty Politics

From the vandalism of this McHenry Township Road District consolidation sign on Ridge Road in Bull Valley, one might think that opponents to the fall referendum are not willing to run an ethical referendum campaign. Or, it may be his … Continue reading

Debate Over Use of Public Signs Continues

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser’s posting of a the message, “The Northworst Herald Is Fake News,” continues to be debated in the comment sections of various articles on McHenry County Blog. You can find Illinois Leaks’ Kirk Allen’s original … Continue reading

The Jack Franks’ Sign Story That the Northwest Herald Did Not Think Newsworthy

Here’s a story about a public employee changing a sign at Jack Franks’  Route 47 campaign office that the Northwest Herald did not think worthy of a story, let alone a front page story: County Employee Changes Jack Franks Campaign … Continue reading

“Man Bites Dog” Story on Front Page of the Northwest Herald

It’s OK if a newspaper trashes a public official. That has happened to Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser more than a few time in the Northwest Herald. Yet, negative publicity was never levied at his predecessor Bob Miller  while … Continue reading

County Employee Changes Jack Franks Campaign Sign in Mid-Afternoon of Work Day

On Tuesday, November 7th, shortly after 2:40 in the afternoon, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ assistant Kevin Craver was spotted changing the  sign of Franks’ Route 14 campaign office. The man he replaced was Oliver Sarifini, who had previously … Continue reading

Signs of Hanky Panky at the Algonquin Township Road District – Part 2

Yesterday, yard sign wire found sitting in out-of-the-way places in a big poll barn at the Algonquin Township Road District property were published on McHenry County Blog. Today, let’s look at some signs that were propped against the wall in … Continue reading

District 155 Dueling School Board Slates Deploy Signs

There’s a fight for control of the Crystal Lake District 155 School Board this spring. One team is led by McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz. You can see that side’s four by four foot sign below: Running with Kurtz … Continue reading

Early McHenry Signs for April Election

With McHenry Township Republicans having used the caucus method to select candidates and the incumbent Republicans running as independents, there is no February 28th primary election there. All the contests will be decided on April 4th. Signs have started popping … Continue reading