The Abortion Stands of Local Candidates, According to Those Favoring No Limits on the Operation

Does the headline shock you? Could it be that anyone wants to allow a baby to be aborted the day before its due date? That’s the law now in Illinois and Personal PAC doesn’t want any limitations on current law. … Continue reading

Article on Candidates’ Forum Gets Suppression Treatment on NW Herald Web Site

One of the more prolific commenters on McHenry County Blog is “Earth Mother.” Today, she posted the following: You gotta love that Northwest Herald. They had new article in yesterday’s paper about the MCC Forum. Nygren makes a stupid comment … Continue reading

Nygren Says “Traffic” Is Biggest Problem Facing Sheriff’s Department, “Heroin” Says Mahon

The final question from the moderator for the three candidates for McHenry County Sheriff inquired about the biggest problem facing the department. “Traffic” was the reply of 13-year incumbent Keith Nygren. I admit to being stunned by his reply. I’d … Continue reading

How to Question a Candidate’s Residency

A little while ago, Green Party Sheriff’s candidate Gus Philpott sent out the press release at the bottom of this article. It questioned Sheriff Keith Nygren’s eligibility to be on the ballot. I knew that such a challenge was too … Continue reading

Front Page Coverage of McHenry County Parades

Who would have ever thought that how public officials parade in McHenry County would become big news? The same Chicago Tribune reporter, Robert McCoppen, who wrote the article on the fight between the forces grouped behind Sheriff Keith Nygren and … Continue reading

Franks and Bean Skip 2nd Amendment Rally

What you see is the side of the agenda for the McHenry County Concealed Carry rally held Thursday night at the Operating Engineers Lakemoor Banquet Hall. I see four candidates for Congress were present or representated. From the 16th District, … Continue reading

Sheriff Candidate Gus Philpott Calls for Civilian Police Review Board &/or Internal Affairs Division

The following press release has been received from Green Party Sheriff’s candidate Gus Philpott: PHILPOTT WANTS POLICE REVIEW BOARD Gus Philpott, Green Party candidate for Sheriff of McHenry County, favors creation of a Civilian Police Review Board and/or an Internal … Continue reading

Echo Article about Sheriff’s Mexican Exchange Program Appears

The Daily Herald was stiffed by Sheriff Keith Nygren when he revealed his intention to re-start his Mexican Sister City program exclusively in the Northwest Herald on Sunday. Comments under the article were not what a neutral observer would consider … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading

Bicyclists Get Special “Share the Road” License Plate, “Choose Life” License Plate Supporters Get Shaft from Jack Franks

Why not? I saw one from another state on our vacation in June, but the photo didn’t turn out. July 5th, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill to allow “Share the Road” license plates. A minimum of 1,000 would have … Continue reading

Investigation Promised of Eric Woods Shooting Range Wounding If Mike Mahon Elected

Looks like there might be a deeper investigation of the wounding of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Woods if incumbent Keith Nygren isn’t re-elected. It’s not too likely that Democrat Mike Mahon will defeat Nygren, given the predominant Republican leanings … Continue reading

“Vote the Recumbent, Not the Incumbent”

I don’t know which is the bigger story: Green Party candidate Rich Whitney’s coming to McHenry County or the Northwest Herald’s finally covering a 2010 gubernatorial appearance in McHenry County Let’s start with Whitney. I made it to the Woodstock … Continue reading

Republicans at War

In case you haven’t noticed the forces grouped behind McHenry County Sheriff are at war with the forces behind McHenry County State’s Attorney. I have no clue when the war started, but it was manifested in Sheriff Keith Nygren‘s not … Continue reading

Mike Mahon Campaign Says Process Servers Should Have Bulletproof Vests

That’s the gist of a statement released today by Democratic Party sheriff challenger Mike Mahon.  He is running against Republican incumbent Keith Nygren and Green Party candidate Gus Philpott. The release  follows: MAHON CAMPAIGN CRITICIZES INDIFFERENCE TO OFFICER SAFETY AT … Continue reading

Grafton Township Critic Says Let Other Governments Absorb Its Functions

McHenry County Blog has some thoughtful thinkers. One has posted the comment below under the last article. Certainly people are talking about abolishing Grafton Township.   Two trustees have told me that might even favor the idea. I found one … Continue reading

Gus Philpott’s Excellent Question

In an article on his Woodstock Advocate entitled, When did Trustees decide to sue Supervisor? Philpott’s opening paragraphs are just intriguing: In an update to this morning’s article about the Grafton Township’s Trustees’ filing a lawsuit against Township Supervisor Linda … Continue reading

Mike Mahon Third Challenger to Keith Nygren to File ALAW’s Conflict of Interest Questionnaire

The recent filing of potential conflict of interest information by Democratic Party candidate for sheriff Mike Mahon means all of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren‘s opponents have taken this step by transparency. Nygren has not done so yet. GOP primary … Continue reading