McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Opposes Legalization of Recreational Pot

The following letter was sent by McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally to legislators who will represent McHenry County next year: I am writing to offer my basis for opposing the expected legislation legalizing cannabis for recreational use in Illinois. … Continue reading

Election Results from Five Crystal Lake Precincts

Five precincts vote at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. 1,164 people voted on election day in Algonquin Township Precincts 7, 13, 19, 25 and 36. Here are the totals by office, Republican listed first, that I thought … Continue reading

Union Dues of Teachers at Crystal Lake High School District

What do teachers at Crystal Lake High School District 155 paid in dues to the Illinois Education Association? That’s a question that popped into my mind for some reason. The answer: D155 Education Association Monthly Dues – IEA Full Time … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake

Governor Bruce Rauner made one of his rare visits to McHenry County today. He was late, having been tied up in traffic, so Congressman Peter Roskam filled the time with comments. It’s the first time, as far as I know, … Continue reading

Tom Weber’s State Rep. Finances Show Almost $20,000 Left to Spend as of October 1st

Lake County Board member Tom Weber is running against Trisha Zubert. Earlier, an analysis of Zubert’s campaign finances showed that 73% of her contributions came from public employee unions. This article is about where Weber has gotten his money since … Continue reading

League of Women Voters County Clerk & State Rep. Candidates’ Night Thursday at MCC

The McHenry County League of Women Voters has combined the County Clerk’s and the State Rep.in one candidates’night. The McHenry County College event will be held at 7. Running for County Clerk are Joe Tirio Andrew Georgi Running for State … Continue reading

Republicans on Parade in Johnsburg

After the Libertarian Party entry in the Johnsburg Saufen und Spiel Parade came a long line of Republicans. Flags came first. An elephant drew attention to signs. More flags on a float on which Republican party Chairman Diane Evertsen cn … Continue reading

State Rep. Candidate Tom Weber Polls

Typing an article Saturday afternoon, I received an automated poll from, I would guess, Republican State Rep. candidate Tom Weber. Here are the questions/topics: Voting likelihood Party affiliation Satisfaction with direction state is taking Favorability of following candideates Bruce Rauner … Continue reading

CL Independence Day Parade – Part 19 – Tom Weber

Tom Weber, running to replace State Rep. Barbara Wheeler had an impressive entry in the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. Never have I seen a candidate used a loud speaker system to talk to those lining a parade route. The … Continue reading