The Daley Herald’s James Fuller has done a comparison between local campaign contributions and vendor contributions that I have not seen since the article Allison Smith wrote for the Northwest Herald and the ones I wrote for McHenry County Blog.
That’s when campaign contributions to school tax hike committees, District 200’s and 300’s especially, were examined to see if those doing business with school districts were helping those pushing for tax hikes.
Now the Daily Herald looks for connections between Kane County Chairwoman Karen McConnaughay’s campaign war chest and county vendors.
And finds forty-three.
No pay to play, the chairlady says.
It may look bad, but she deliberately removes herself from the county’s vendor selection process.
One commenter points out that she gives contributions to board members who support her and who vote on vendor selection.
Another says, “Just keep on moving, nothing to see here folks.”