Karen McConnaughay Applauds Signing of Ethics Bill, Outlines Additional Needed Reforms

A press release from State Senator Karen McConnaughay:: Gov. signs ethics reform bill, McConnaughay says more still needs to be done Springfield, IL… State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) applauds the Governor for signing House Bill 138 today, which improves … Continue reading

BGA Writer Credits Karen McConnauhay for Ethics Reform

State Sen. Karen McConnaughay is given credit by Better Government Association writer Madeleine Doubek for helping “drive” ethics reform this session. McConauhay said, ““I’m hopeful there was enough demonstration by rank-and-file members that there is momentum. This is just the beginning of … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Sets Local Government Official Training Session

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office to Present Seminar For Elected Officials Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that his office will be conducting a free seminar … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Files Ethics Complaints Against Joe Gottemoller & Anna May Miller

Wonder Lake Republican Precinct Committeeman Bob Anderson has filed two Ethics Complaints, one against McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller and the other against County Board member Anna May Miller Both Gottemoller and Miller are on the March 15th Republican … Continue reading

Joe Alger’s Comments to the County Board

When the McHenry County Board met Tuesday, people went away talking about what Patriots United leader and, now, McHenry County Sheriff’s Commission member Joe Alger said in his public comments. He covered the committee interview when he applied and was … Continue reading

Proposed McHenry County Code of Conduct

So that potential appointees of the McHenry County Board may know the restrictions of what they are getting into, the complete text of the soon-to-be passed McHenry County Code of Conduct for Appointed Officials to Boards, Commissions and Special Districts … Continue reading

Who Says You Can’t Beat City Hall?

There’s a line between voter-taxpayers and their elected officials. Oakwood Hills Village Board members just learned about the line. The problem is that neither the taxpayers nor the elected officials know where that line is. One can only figure out … Continue reading

Committee Recommends John Guanci for Ethics Commission

Interviews of five applicants for the McHenry County Ethics Commission vacancy were held this week. Bull Valley resident John Guanci emerged as the Management Services Committee choice. He was the last one interviewed. Others were Tamara DeModica Diana Daniel Cynthia Schenk … Continue reading

How to Get More Ethical McHenry County Employees

There was an column by Rex Huppke in the Chicago Tribune Monday that might suggest a use for the empty cells in the McHenry County Jail. And there are more empty cells than was reported by the Administration in the … Continue reading

Second Time Around: County Looking for Person Who Knows the Difference Between Right and Wrong for Ethics Commission, No Applicants Yet

I am putting this up again because I noticed that there is no deadline for submitting applications. Asking why, Deputy County Administrator John Labaj wrote the following: Since the County has had difficulties in the past receiving applications for the … Continue reading

County Looking for Person Who Knows the Difference Between Right and Wrong for Ethics Commission

Actually, the press release below from the McHenry County Board doesn’t indicate that the Board members are “looking for people who know the difference between right and wrong.” That would be nice though, wouldn’t it? Maybe someone who still believes … Continue reading

Ethics in Winnebago County

This past weekend I commented on the “anything goes” ethics’ enforcement in McHenry County. But, the contents of an article in the Rock River Times makes the approved of use of county email accounts and offices for political purposes look … Continue reading