Winnebago County Board Considering Requiring Administrator to Report to County Board, Rather Than to Chairman

Some of those elected to the Winnebago County Board want to take some power away from the  Republican County Board Chairman, elected at-large just like in McHenry County. In an article in today’s Rockford Register-Star entitled, “No consensus on Winnebago … Continue reading

Mark Daniel Running for McHenry Couynty GOP Chairman

There will be a contest for McHenry County Repyublicanb Central Committee Chairman on Wednesday night at the McHenry VFW at 7 PM. Current Republican Party Secretary Diane Evertsen is being challenged by Nunda Township Precinct Committeeman Mark Daniel. Daniel faced … Continue reading

Commentary on Bill to Give Jack Franks More Power

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster, who is running for McHenry County Board in District 6. Who is Behind This Legislative Imitative? OR: Do Our County Board Members Understand the Unintended Consequences? In today’s political climate, one would … Continue reading

Allen Skillicorn Running for Kane County GOP Chairmanship

A press release from Alan Skillikorn: Allen Skillicorn is challenging Tom Hartwell to become Kane County Republican Chairman Kane County is the 5th largest County in the state of Illinois. Many would consider Kane to be mostly Republican, but let’s … Continue reading

The Petition for a Special Meeting to Allow a Vote on Holding an April Referendum on Whether Voters Should Select the County Board Chairman

Here are the McHenry County Board members who signed Nick Provenzano’s petition to call a special meeting on Friday, January 18th at 9 AM to consider whether voters should have a shot in April at passing a referendum on whether … Continue reading

Republicans and Democrats Give Jack Franks Another Hook to Attack County Board

Yesterday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee resulted in inaction on the issue of putting a question on the April ballot asking whether voters want a direct election for County Board Chairman in 2014 has given Democrat … Continue reading

County Board Committee Favors Delay of Referendum on Electing Chairman

Just from examining the agenda that newly-installed Management Services Committee Paula Yensen drafted, one could predict that nothing would come of the Monday morning meeting concerning whether the public should be allowed to vote on whether the Chairman of the … Continue reading

Another Clue in the McHenry County Board Chairmanship Race

Guess I didn’t read the Sunday Daily Herald article on the contest to be Chairman of the McHenry County Board. There is a vibrant three-way race consisting of current four-term Chairman Ken Koehler Tina Hill and Ersel Schuster with Nick … Continue reading

Here’s a Reason People Might Want to Elect the McHenry County Board Chairman

It’s a comment from County Board Chairman candidate Tina Hill. I found it in a Sunday Daily Herald article. “I’m not going to have any comment on that because it’s an internal thing,” she said. “I don’t deny what I … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen to Give Up Senate Seat to Seek Kane County Chairmanship

At the Vaughan Recreation Center in Aurora, State Senator Chris Lauzen announced he is leaving the General Assembly after twenty years in 2012 to pursue the chairmanship of the Kane County Board. Unlike in McHenry County, the Kane County Board … Continue reading