Valley Hi Consultant’s Report

Have to say I was disappointed with the Wipfli LLP Market Study Report presented at the joint meeting of the Valley Hi Operating Committee and Public Health and Human Services Committee. From the hour or so presentation and discussion I … Continue reading

Appointments for Valley Hi & Housing Authority

Here are the appointments to Valley Hi and the Public Health Board being recommended for approval at Tuesday’s meeting: For the Valley Hi Operating Board: James P. Kennedy Lynn M. Ryan Ingrid A. Dreimann Kennedy is a former Democratic Party … Continue reading

Appointments Up for County Board Approval Tuesday

Next Tuesday night at 7 PM, the following appointments will be considered by the McHenry County Board. McHENRY COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH Sally A. Biere through 06/30/2015 VALLEY HI OPERATING BOARD Lynn M. Ryan through 06/30/2015 Peter D. Michling through … Continue reading

All County Board Candidates in Southeastern McHenry County Board Districts Oppose Jack Franks’ Consolidation of Power Referendum

Clint Eastwood handled one empty chair at the Republican National Convention. Had he attended the candidate’s night for County Board Districts 1, 2 and 3 Wednesday at McHenry County College, he would have had to deal with four of them. … Continue reading

Tea Leaves at the Northwest Herald

Maybe it’s not tea leaves. Maybe it’s newspaper clippings to which I should allude. In any event, the first two McHenry County Board endorsement editorials got me thinking. McHenry County’s paper of record has suggested dumping Board Chairman Ken Koehler … Continue reading

Democrats Run Ten Candidates for McHenry County Board

At least one candidate in each McHenry County Board district. The rumor mill was right. An article has already been run on District 1’s Nick Chirikos. In District 2 there are two challengers, Jim Roden and Jim Kennedy. District 3 … Continue reading

Michael Rein Kicks Off District 5 County Board Campaign with Nov. 9th Fundraiser

A friend of mine got the fundraising invitation for November 9th for a newcomer to McHenry County politics–Michael Rein. The Doctor of Chiropractic invites supporters to join him Wednesday night at Stage Door Left next to the Opera House in … Continue reading

Cat Tax on Its Second Life

Imagine my surprise to see that the McHenry County Health Department is again floating the McHenry County Republican Cat Tax in its FY2011 “Goals.” Don’t believe me? Take a look at the 2011 Draft Budget, a link for which can … Continue reading

The Lake in the Hills Sunset Festival Parade

What great timing I had. As I was arriving the parade was about ready to kick off and a helpful policeman, after figuring out that I really didn’t want to head down the street toward the front of the parade, … Continue reading

Mike Mahon Sets Tone for Campaign

Speaking to supporters at the McHenry VFW Thursday night, Democratic Party candidate for Sheriff Mike Mahon said he wasn’t going to complain about Republican incumbent Keith Nygren, but then talked about the incumbent’s three homes, his being a “cell phone … Continue reading