Circuit Court Judges Select Assistant State’ Attorney Robert Zalud as Associate Judge Passing Over Eighteen Others

McHenry County Blog printed the press release about McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Zalud has been elected by the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court Judges to fill the Associate Court judicial vacancy. Now, let’s look at the competition. This is … Continue reading

Janice Dalton’s Missing Postage Report, Mary McClellan’s Spending for Judge Race

When former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton ran against McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio in the Republican Primary Election last year, she made a joint mailing with McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, who was a candidate for Judge. … Continue reading

Evidence that Joe Tirio GOP Primary Opponent Janice Dalton Might Know More about the Illinois Integrity Fund Than She Told the Judge

A year ago, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio was running against former McHenry City Clerk Janice Dalton. Dalton didn’t have much of a campaign if one leaves out the smear pieces from Jack Franks’ allies calling themselves the … Continue reading

Mary McClellan Seeks Another Perch on the Public Payroll, Joe Gottemoller Also Applies

A press release from the Illinois Supreme Court reveals that former McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan seeks to be appointed an Associate McHenry County Circuit Court Judge. She ran for the Republican Party nomination for Circuit Court Judge last spring … Continue reading

Commenter Mark Weighs In on Election Problems

From long-time, recently-returned commenter Mark: I vote to keep the approximate 24,000 vote discrepancy issue public until a more detailed answer is provided. Hopefully the McHenry County Republican party is digging into the issue and will provide a more detailed … Continue reading

More Views from “An American” on Election


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Commenter “An American” has still more to say about the counting of Election Day ballots: There are definitely irregularities. I’m not all that convinced by the “there’s way more registered voters” meme, because there was a huge push to register … Continue reading

Another Commenter Weighs In on County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Vote Counting


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This comment is from “An American:” On Thursday morning she told the paper that the numbers being off was due to bullet voting, but the paper is now reporting that on Wednesday night she was called by Jack Franks who … Continue reading

Comment from One Named “In Favor of All Paper Ballots”

More commentary on McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s conduct of the fall election: Re: “McClellan discovered early Thursday afternoon that the county election website had not updated with early voting numbers.” Another flat out lie by the “bully”. The Clerk … Continue reading

Looking at County Board Vote Jumps after “Lost” Vote Found

Here is a comment from “KnownExtremist:” There appears to be a clear anomaly in the ACOSTA vote gain after the addition of the early and mail in votes when compared to other candidates in both his own District 5 and … Continue reading

Skillicorn Calls for Audit for McHenry County Elections

A public official with no personal stake in the outcome has called for an audit of the vote counting by McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan. State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, who was unopposed  in Tuesday’s election, issued the following press release: … Continue reading

McClellan’s Revised Election Totals Show Underwood Winning McHenry County 50.1% to 49.9%

After supposedly fixing her election night screw-up McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan posts 14th congressional district results showing Democrat Lauren Underwood outpolled Republican Randy Hultgren by two-tenths of one percent. … Continue reading

Johnsburg Community Club Polling Place Using Paper Ballots

McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s new voting machines are malfunctioning in Johnsburg, as well as Crystal Lake. Reports from the Johnsburg Community Club say that people are voting on paper ballots, instead of by machine. At least if there is … Continue reading