Sager Running for Woodstock Mayor Again

Contrary to previous rumors, Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager is running for re-election. Also filing for the office, as of about one hour before the deadline for filing is Gregg Hansen. Filing for the three City Council vacances are Jim Prindiville … Continue reading

A Plea for Single-Member Districts for Local Governments

Active citizen Steve Wilson offers the following lament: Voter Oversight and Span of Control There is a concept in business management called “span of control”. It refers to how many people a paid, full­time manager can reasonably be expected to … Continue reading

No Law Keeps Officials from Revealing What Happens in Secret Sessions

Illinois Leaks (Edgar County Watchdog) has an article laying out the basis for why public officials can talk about what they discuss in Executive Sessions. the title pretty much tells it all: Closed Meetings – The truth about what can … Continue reading

More Chicago City Council Corruption Flushed Out by FBI Sting

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: ALDERMAN’S FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF PLEADS GUILTY TO ACCEPTING $7,500 BRIBE IN EXCHANGE FOR LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR LIQUOR LICENSE CHICAGO — A former chief of staff for an unnamed Chicago alderman pleaded … Continue reading

Full House for Woodstock Council Race

The following have filled for the Woodstock City Council: Mark Saladin Maureen Larson Daniel V. Lemanski Don Frick Gregory A Hanson Scott Gessert Robert J. Beardsley Daniel T. Hart Three seats are up for election. Mark Saladin and Mareen Larson … Continue reading

Johnsburg’s 1st Way Life Center Raising Money for Ultrasound Machine, Almost All Fathers Who See Baby Urge Mother Not to Abort

Saturday night in Spring Grove, a banquet was held to raise money to buy an ultrasound machine for 1st Way Pregnancy Support Services. In the fight against abortion, ultrasound images of unborn babies have been found to be the most … Continue reading

The Ridgefield Metra Deal

There’s nothing wrong with Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver’s front page article about Metra’s board voting to purchase McHenry County Board Chairman’s property in Ridgefield. It contains much of the same information in these McHenry County Blog articles (listed in … Continue reading