Contest for Alderman in Marengo

Marengo is one of two cities in McHenry County that have the aldermanic form of municipal government. The terms that are expiring follow:Terms that are expiring are: Mayor – Donald B. Lockhart Clerk – Constance J. Boxleitner Ward 1 – … Continue reading

Planning & Development Committee Set to Recommend Housing Commissioners, Consider Conflict of Interest

Here’s some of what’s on the agenda of the McHenry County Board’s Planning & Development Committee on Thursday: Robert Kociecki – Housing Commission Interview Housing Commission Re-Appointments – Approval David C. Henry Fred W. Broling Corey J. Brackmann HUD Conflict … Continue reading

Property Tax Hike Becoming County Board Top Issue – Part 3

Saturday night’s crowd of candidates also gave opening statements. And, as on Friday, some targeted like a laser beam on the tax hike issue. (See also Part 1 and Part 2.) But before beginning, let me remind you of those … Continue reading

District 5 and 6 Tax Hiking Incumbents Skip McHenry County Board Candidates’ Night

The Young Republicans provided a public service Saturday night by sponsoring a candidates night for McHenry County Board candidates in District 5 and 6. The Friday night counterpart for District 2, 3 and 4 candidates, on the other hand, had … Continue reading

Donleybrook in McHenry County Board District 6

There are four incumbents in McHenry County Board District 6, as there are in all districts. Since everyone is up or election after reapportionment, there are four vacancies. One incumbent, Randy Donley of Union, who got by far and away … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 3

Monday and Tuesday, I ran the final look at Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade. Today we complete our visit of one of the better parades of the year. I wasn’t the only one taking photographs. On the back of the big … Continue reading

Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 2

Yesterday, I started my wrap-up of the Marengo Settlers Days Parade. I started out to highlight the political aspects of the event, but all the high school bands and floats sucked me into deeper coverage. Still another high school band … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 1

It’s too bad that it takes so long to post photos.  I still haven’t finished the Marengo Settlers Day Parade from a couple of weeks ago. When we stopped looking at what entries offered on that beautiful day in Marengo, … Continue reading

District 6 County Board Candidate Corey Brackmann Says, “You All Come,” to Pig Roast/Barn Dance

District 6 County Board members and candidates were campaigning in Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade (a story that I will try to get to this weekend), but one has scheduled a fundraiser. His name is Corey Brackmann and he lives in … Continue reading