Franks Sat. Fundraiser Hosts

State Rep. Jack Franks is holding his annual breakfast fundraiser this Saturday morning at Donley’s south of Union. The price is $40 per person, but the Democrat is willing to accept more. $2,500 is listed on the back. Committee members … Continue reading

Joni Smith Sets Fundraiser

Monday, September 21st, is the date set by McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Joni Smith for a $60 5:30 to 7:30 Port Edward fundraiser. Listed on the Host Committee are Phyllis Walters, the current Recorder of Deeds State Rep. … Continue reading

Operating Engineers Local 150 Courts Local Republicans and Jack Franks

When candidates report receiving contributions from the International Union of Operating Eng Local 150 State County Local Area PAC, they uses different designations. Here is how it is listed with the Illinois State Board of Elections: Intl Union of Operating … Continue reading

McSweeney Sets Fund Raiser Sat., October 26th

State Rep. David McSweeney’s has scheduled a fundraiser from 6-8 on Saturday, October 26th, at Wool Street in Barrington. The price is $35, $50 per couple. The Host Committee consists of Lou Bianchi Rich Carter Bob Cook Mark Daniel Geri … Continue reading

McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew Blocks TAG Emergency $49,000 Payment

The First Electric Newspaper is reporting that McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew found the missive of outgoing McHenry County Mental Health Board Attorney Frank Gosser on McHenry County Blog and, because of it, has decided not to pay a $49,000 … Continue reading

Glenda Miller Announces Endorsements for McHenry County Treasurer

A press release from McHenry County Treasurer candidate Glenda Miller: “Centsible” Choice for County Treasurer Glenda Miller, currently Chief Deputy McHenry County Treasurer and Republican candidate for County Treasurer garnered several endorsements in the past week. Miller, 57, recently announced … Continue reading

The McHenry County Taxman Cometh – Tax Bills on the Internet

The Beatles’ song seems appropriate for today, the first day when McHenry County Property Tax Bills can be seen on County Treasurer Bill LeFew’s web site. A taxpayer as seen by the Tax Foundation.[/caption]Look here. = = = = = … Continue reading

Clock Is Running on Finding GOP Opponent for Jack Franks

During the last three election cycles the McHenry County Republican Central Committee has forfeited the election to Democrat Jack Franks two-thirds of the time. Once was under GOP Chairman Bill LeFew in his last term; once under current Chairman Mike … Continue reading

McHenry GOP Chairmen, Present & Past, Step Forward for Dave McSweeney

Just in case there was any doubt, “Fellow Republicans” received a letter from Mike Tryon William “Bill” LeFew Jack Schaffer Al Jourdan informing them that are supporting David McSweeney, the GOP winner of the 52nd District State Rep. race this … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Makes The Stephenson Blumdoggle

The founder of Freeport, Illinois, Tutty Baker, who died in 1855, is the pseudonym of a Stephenson County blogger. He calls his publication the Stephenson Blumdoggle. The blog seems to have been inspired by Stephenson County’s Board Chairman, whose last … Continue reading

County Finance Committee Scheduled to Approve Sale of Two Lots for $1,300 to Z Financial

Looking at the McHenry County Board’s agenda and committee packet for Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting, I saw that a Freeport company called Z Financial Illinois G Properties, LLC, is going to be allowed to purchase two parcels for $1,300. The … Continue reading

Zinke Has $7,750 for Sheriff’s Bid

McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke has raised $8,640 with a number of $250 contributors listed on his quarterly report filed October 17, the last day for filing. He spent a bit over 10% of that amount, leaving him about $7,750 … Continue reading