Peter Fitzgerald Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Board Chairman

Former U.S. Senator Peter Fitzgerald has sent a letter to the editor endorsing his former State Senate colleague Chris Lauzen for the Chairmanship of the Kane County Board. Fitzgerald is best known for having been responsible for the installation of … 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

Congressional Candidates Court McHenry County Pro-Lifers

The annual Pro-Life Pig Roast was held at Irene Napier’s Valley View Road farm northeast of Crystal Lake Sunday and there were candidates galore. With Governor Pat Quinn’s having just signed the Democrats’ reapportionment bill for for congressional districts, the … Continue reading

Senate Democrats Unleash Redistricting Lines

Illinois Senate Democrats have released their draft of districts for the next ten years. Below you see want they want to happened in McHenry, Lake, northern Kane and Cook Counties. Although McHenry County has enough people to continue justifying a … Continue reading

The County Officials’ Sweetheart Pension Plan McHenry County Passed Up, Including GA Roll Calls

Yesterday I wrote about how Winnebago County’s board had decided they, as part-time employees didn’t deserve to have pensions. Today, the Sunday Chicago Tribune has a front page article by Christy Gutowski, Joe Mahr and Joseph Ryan entitled, Quite a … Continue reading

Huntley Tea Party Packs Auditorium, Hears Candidates

I arrived a bit late, not having figured out that the Cosman Cultural Center was in the Huntley Park District building where Grafton Township regularly meets. What appeared to be a candidates’ night was underway. A man I later learned … Continue reading

National Taxayer United’s Jim Tobin’s Tax Accountability Group’s Endorsements

With the primary election coming up in about five weeks, active citizens are starting to think more seriously about narrowing down their choices for contested offices. At Zane Seipler’s fund raiser Wednesday night, for example, one person concluded that Andy … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 4

So far, McHenry County Blog has published four articles on Paul Caprio’s August Family PAC cruise. The first was about U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s take on the health care debate. The rest are full of pictures of participants: … Continue reading

Family PAC Chicago River Cruise Features Conservative Politicians, Activists – Part 3

This is a delayed third part of my view of Paul Caprio’s August 11th Family PAC cruise. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. A story about guest of honor Oklahoma U.S. Senator and Dr. Tom Coburn’s views on … Continue reading

School Administrator Compensation Packages Going Public

What school administrators receive in compensation will be easily obtainable starting in October. State Senator Dan Cronin, joined by Kirk Dillard, Chris Lauzen and John Millner have decided that the most highly paid local politicians, school district superintendents (and other … Continue reading

Senate Bill 600 Senate Roll Call

Thought you might be interested in how state senators voted on State Senator Chris Lauzen’s bill to require that Republican State Central Committeemen be elected again. It passed 44-13-1. McHenry County State Senator Pam Althoff voted “Yes,” while Dan Duffy, … Continue reading