Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner Supports Tina Hill for Recorder

I read in the February 23, 2016, Northwest Herald a letter to the editor in which Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner endorses McHenry County Board member Tina Hill for Recorder of Deeds. He praises Hill for being “a small government … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Responds to Michael Stanard’s Critique of Tirio’s Push to Abolish the Elected Recorder of Deeds

Saturday, McHenry County Blog published a critique by Micheal Stanard of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds’ candidate Joe Tirio’s move to “Erase the Recorder,” as he puts it on his campaign material. Tirio replied in a comment, which is published … Continue reading

NWH Gives Recorder’s Nod to Joni Smith, Endorses Joe Tirio’s Idea to Eliminate Election of Recorder of Deeds

Former Nunda Township Trustee Joni Smith is celebrating today. The Northwest Herald endorsed her candidacy for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds. “Smith is the most prepared to hit the ground running,” the Editorial Board writes, but urges her “to shrink … Continue reading

Pressure to Cut Conflict of Interest Addendum for County’s Appointees

There’s talk on the McHenry County Board to getting rid of the Addendum to the County’s Statement of Economic Interest. Here’s what I found in minutes of a Management Services Committee meeting: Discussion: Statement of Economic Interest/Addendum Form Ms. McClellan … Continue reading

Patrick Kenneally’s Fundraiser

Back on January 26th, McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally held a fundraiser at Turnberry Country Club.  I had to hurry off to the League of Women Voters’ County Board Districts 4, 5 and 6 Forum, so missed the … Continue reading

Sparks Fly about Joe Tirio’s Idea of Abolishing the Recorder of Deeds as an Elective Office

The two women who seek to become Phyllis Walters’ replacement as McHenry County Recorder of Deeds ganged up on Joe Tirio to denigrate his idea to merge the office with the County Clerk’s office. Tirio said erasing the elected official … Continue reading

Committee Votes Down Maintenance Workers Contract

Last Tuesday, the McHenry County Board’s Facilities Management Committee could not muster a majority to recommend the maintenance workers union contract with Operating Engineers Local 150. The vote was 2-2 with three members absent. Voting in favor were Jim Heisler, … Continue reading

Ron Parrish Denies Endorsing Tina Hill for Recorder, Prefers Joe Tirio

Last night I got a copy of the following email to MCC Trustee Karen Tirio from McHenry County College Board member Ron Parrish, who is also the immediate past President of the Village of Bull Valley: Just to set the … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 4

We move on to one of the larger and certainly most impressive political candidate entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade today. It was upon me before I realized it was coming, as you can see from the first … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Running for Recorder

The biggest surprise of the Republican Party’s fundraiser Thursday night occurred when McHenry County College Board member Karen Tirio asked me to sign her husband’s petition. “What for?” I asked. “Recorder of Deeds,” she replied. Two women have already announced … Continue reading

Sparse Pol Turnout at LITH Parade

I noticed my camera’s battery was low when I got it out before the Lake in the Hills parade. Catching my attention were the two Algonquin Township Senior Buses ferrying people from one end of the parade to the other … Continue reading