McHenry County Blog Makes The Stephenson Blumdoggle

The founder of Freeport, Illinois, Tutty Baker, who died in 1855, is the pseudonym of a Stephenson County blogger. He calls his publication the Stephenson Blumdoggle. The blog seems to have been inspired by Stephenson County’s Board Chairman, whose last … Continue reading

County Finance Committee Scheduled to Approve Sale of Two Lots for $1,300 to Z Financial

Looking at the McHenry County Board’s agenda and committee packet for Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting, I saw that a Freeport company called Z Financial Illinois G Properties, LLC, is going to be allowed to purchase two parcels for $1,300. The … Continue reading

39% of Illinois Teachers Pay Nothing for Pensions

“While Democrats say Teachers ‘Have Kept Their Part of the Deal?’“ is the title of an April 5, 2011, article by former Huntley School District 158 Board member Larry Snow.  (The quote was in the Chicago Tribune Marcy 31, 2011.  … Continue reading

TEA Party Provides Candidate Forum in Lena, Don Manzullo Calls for Pullout from UN

Never heard of Lena? It’s the start of scenic Lena-Galena Road to, well, Galena. It’s in Stephenson County. What used to be called the Freeport Journal-Standard reported on the affair attended by 150 people. The sheriff’s race features a Republican … Continue reading

George Gaulrapp, Congressman Don Manzullo’s Democratic Party Opponent to Speak in Woodstock

Word of the speaker at next Tuesday’s McHenry County Democratic Party Central Committee meeting has arrived. It’s the party’s challenger to incumbent Congressman Don Manzullo, George Gaulrapp. The party press release, which points out this is the third time in … Continue reading