Capitol Fax Internet Debate Poll Disappears after Libertarian Candidate Comes in First

From a Friend of McHenry County Blog: After NBC’s gubernatorial debate, Rich Miller of Capitol Fax posted an online poll asking the internet who he thought won. The last time I checked the poll, Pritzker was in the mid 40’s, … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Party at Johnsburg Moose

McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Sandra Salgado is inviting folks to the Johnsburg Moose Lodge to watch the Presidential Debate on Monday. Below is her message: Please join me and the rest of the McHenry County Republican Party for a … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Party in Algonquin

Hosted by Chris Yaeger, a Presidential Debate Party will be held at the Riverview Restaurant on Route 31 in Algonquin on Monday, September 26th. Details are below: Meet and Greet: Chad Koppie, candidate for U.S. Senate with the Constitution Party … Continue reading

Thumbs Down to Northwest Herald’s Silence on Who Skipped the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum

Each Saturday, the Northwest Herald has followed the example of the Daily Herald and published a series of  “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” in place of an editorial. Today McHenry County’s paper of record said, “Thumbs Down,” to candidates who … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committee Trashes Jack Franks for Refusal to Debate Mike Walkup

This scorching comment from Republican Precinct Committeeman John Radke appeared under the story about Jack Franks stiffing the McHenry County League of Women Voters: Where was Franks? The empty seat was as empty as his promises. What is Jackie boy … Continue reading

Chicken Jack Franks Ducks Debate with Mike Walkup

A member of the McHenry County League of Women Voters told me today that State Rep. Jack Franks is expected to be a no-show at Monday nights candidate forum. For some reason, “Chicken George” from “Roots” came to mind. Although … Continue reading

Franks Taken to Woodshed for Refusal to Debate Walkup

The following is reprinted from the Prairie Star Sentinel with permission.  The blog is about politics. It features news and opinions with emphasis on issues facing Illinois, and extra emphasis on McHenry County. ‘Lying Jack Franks’ Chickens Out of Forum In … Continue reading

Walkup Gets Under Franks’ Skin

In a press release run nowhere but on McHenry County Blog, GOP candidate for County Board Chairman Mike Walkup called his opponent State Rep. Jack Franks “Lying” Jack Franks. It apparently set Franks off. The release compared the Democratic National … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Plays into Jack Franks’ Hand

Below is an email interchange between Steve Reick, who has filed petitions for the Republican nomination for State Representative in the district Jack Franks now holds. An ally of Franks, Jeff Lichte, has also filed Republican petitions. Reick’s petitions have … Continue reading

What Questions Would You Like Candidates to Answer?

Several commenters have expressed frustration at the screening process at League of Women Voters forums. I can’t tell you how frustrated I was when a question I submitted asking whether each candidate would vote to hike property taxes ended up … Continue reading

Two Presidential Debate Viewing Parties

Tueday night’s Algonquin Township Presidential Debate Watching Party was previously announced. Details are here, but it is at Crystal Lake’s Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant  from 6:30 to 9. All are welcome, but, since there is space for only 50 people, an … Continue reading

McHenry GOP Debate Party

Tonight local Republicans have three places to be McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller is holding a fundraiser in Huntley’s Parkside Pub from 5-8 (details here). The Algonquin Township Republican Party is holding a Presidential Debate Party in Lake in … Continue reading

LITH GOP Debate Party for First 60 to RSVP

The Algonquin Township Republican Party will hold a Presidential Debate Party at Moretti’s in Lake in the Hills on September 16th. Only sixty people are able to fit into the room, so the first sixty to say they are coming … Continue reading