County Clerk Candidate Joe Tirio Had $8,800 in the Bank at the End of September

McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio is running for McHenry County Clerk. He reported having $8,851.14 in his checking account to the Illinois State Board of Elections as of the end of the last quarter. Contributions of more than $150 … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Candidates Receiving Big Contributions

The hottest race in the Algonquin Township Republican Primary is that for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner. McHenry County Blog has previously published campaign disclosure data.  It showed incumbent Road Commissioner Bob Miller with way more money than challenger McHenry County … Continue reading

Highest Spending Campaign May Be for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner

The contest is between long-time office holder Bob Miller and challenger Andrew Gasser, a member of the McHenry County Board. Incumbent Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Bob Miller has the most cash. He started the new year with $46,892. $10,600 in … Continue reading

Catching Up on Jack Franks’ (Out of County) Contributions

Occupied by other stories toward the end of the General Election season, McHenry County Blog fell behind in reporting big ($1,000 or more) contributions to State Rep. and Countty Board Chairman candidate Jack Franks. Below is what was reported since … Continue reading

Franks Pulls in More Cash, Most from Rockford

Here’s the latest on contributions to Jack Franks. Doesn’t look like a McHenry Countywide campaign to me. $2,500 – D Construction, Inc., Coal City $2,000 – Jame Tuneberg, Rockford $2,000 – Mercycare Health Plans, Janesville, WI $2,000 – Rockford Carpetland USA, INC, Rockford $2,000 … Continue reading

CL Library Referendum Committee Reports Contributions & Expenditures

The Crystal Lake Library YES Committee is johnny-on-the-spot with its prompt filing of its campaign contributions and expenditures. We’ve reported on the big contributions previously. Combining them with those under $150 shows a total of $15,550. To put that in perspective, … Continue reading

CL Library Support Groups Kick in $5,000

The effort to gain support for an advisory referendum supporting a $30 million new library for Crystal Lake got more big money this week. The following contributions were reported to the Illinois State Board of Elections on Monday: $2,500 – … Continue reading

Jack Franks – Labor Unions’ Million Dollar Man – Part 2

Here is the second in a series of articles showing the contributions that State Rep. Jack Franks has received from various unions. Commenter Mark did the research.  He found 1293 lines of contributions from unions to Jack Franks.  We’ll run … Continue reading

Personal and Family Funds for Ray Flavin

Haven’t looked at Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin’s campaign contributions yet, but with signs popping up, I figure it’s time to do so. He started his committee with $5,000 on July 13th. On July 22nd another $2,100 in-kind … Continue reading

Franks Picks Up More Union Money

Sunday seems to be a popular day for Jack Franks to file information about big contributions with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Yesterday he reported $5,000 from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters…based in Chicago, of course. Shouldn’t be … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 28

State Rep. Jack Franks makes a big deal about being against gambling. He even spoke to a Patriots United debate between slot machine salesmen and opponents of video gambling. But, when it comes time to raising money, he’s not so … Continue reading