John Ponio Running for Island Lake Village President

Prior to the arrest of Island Lake Mayor Tom Hyde for forgery and official misconduct, minority Trustee John Ponio apparently tossed his hat into the ring for the top spot.

I met Ponio at Greg Kachka’s house while Fox News reporter Darian Trotter was interviewing him after he was arrested for wearing a tee shirt two village officials found threatening, as they did one of his hand gestures.

The story was broken by the blog

I encourage you to read the entire article, which you can find here. Read the comments, too.

Ponio told McHenry County Blog,

“I’m going to work to provide a better government for the Village of Island Lake.”

For the almost upon us petition period for local office new year, including school boards, Cary School Board member Chris Jenner offers advice here.

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