County Board Candidates Across the Kane-McHenry County Border

Incumbent Maggie Auger of Algonquin is being challenged by Algonquin’s Jim Patrician and Carpentersville’s Jonathan E. Radke in District 23 In District 9, incumbent T.R. Smith is retiring. Vying to replace him on the Kane County Boaard are Tom Koppie … Continue reading

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze. In short, the day was comfortable. I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen Goes for Bi-Partisan Kane County Board Executive Committee

Newly-installed(after being elected at-large) Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has included Latino Democrats as committee chairmen. All committee chairmen serve on what Kane County calls an “Executive Committee.” The following article, written by a Kane County Friend of McHenry … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade – Mainly Politics

He wasn’t at the front of the parade but the owner of Port Edward, Ed Woloweic, was the Grand Marshall. The parade took about an hour, truncated because of construction south on Route 31. Most of the politic entries which … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade Crystal Balling

You know that I read politicians in parades like tea leaves. Sometimes I just let the photos speak for themselves. Algonquin’s Marc Avelar shared some photos he took on Saturday’s Algonquin Founders Day Parade. The one below may speak volumes … Continue reading

Algonquin’s Maggie Auger Runnnig for Kane County Board

The following press release has been received from Maggie Auger announcing her candidacy for Kane County Board District 23. Kane County, unlike McHenry County, has single-member districts. That allows an active candidate to knock on every door. McHenry County has … Continue reading