Winnebago County Board Transfers Power from Chairman to Administrator

The Winnebago County Board decided to exercise its legislative power Thursday by stripping County Board Chairman Frank Haney of power a 12-8 majority thought he had abused. The Rockford Register-Star reported one Republican said the Chairman, a Republican elected at-large, … Continue reading

Steve Reick Reminds Us of Voters’ Rejection of County Executive Form of Government

Here’s a man who believes those who don’t remember history might well relive it. State Rep. Steve Reick has posted the following on his web site: Putting the Brakes on County Board Chairman Excesses I’ve written the following letter to … Continue reading

Steve Reick Calls Out Franks on Springfield End Run Around County Board Rules

Look at this commentary State Rep. Steve Reick posted on his web site: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Go to Springfield to Get Your Way In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Calls for Direct Election of County Board Chairman

Below are the comments of District 3 McHenry County Board candidate Mike Walkup made to the Board this morning: Yesterday Jack Franks filed his petition to establish a county executive in McHenry County. I was at the County Fair over … Continue reading

Jack Franks Ups the Pressure for At-Large County Board Chairman’s Election

Jack Franks has given another signal that he wants to be King of McHenry County. Today a robo-call poll asks whether people favor a McHenry County Board Chairman “elected by the citizens of McHenry County.” Here’s as close to the … Continue reading