Donna Kelly Leaving State’s Attorney’s Office

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi: DONNA KATHRYN KELLY, FIRST ASSISTANT STATE’S ATTORNEY, RESIGNS TO PURSUE NEW OPPORTUNITY Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, regretfully announces that, effective August 4, 2016, Donna Kathryn Kelly will … Continue reading

Bianchi Suit Against Special Prosecutor McQueen Reinstated by Appellate Court

Your homework for today is to read the 2nd Appellate Court decision reinstating McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s suit against one of the Special Prosecutors who indicted him on criminal charges that were so weak that they were tossed … Continue reading

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore Hits Bump in the Road as Judge Caldwell Order to Install Her Choice as Attorney is Overruled

Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s string of court victories met a bump in the judicial road Thursday. A unanimous 2nd Appellate Court panel decision overruled McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Caldwell’s order that Moore attorney John Nelson should be … Continue reading

Ann Jorgensen and Mary Schostok, Two Appointed 2nd Appellate Court Justices, Emerge Victorious GOP Primary

Two women appointed by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Miller, Appellate Court Justices Ann Jorgensen and Mary Schostok, carried the day Tuesday. Below you see the preliminary results of the judicial district that sprawls across northern Illinois from Lake Michigan … Continue reading

Wisconsin License Plates on the Jeep Keith Nygren Drives

I found this Wisconsin license plate in the parking lot of D’Andrea the night of the event for Appellate Court Justices Mary Schostok and Ann Jorgensen. While looking for a big, lit up Nygren sign in the parking lot, I … Continue reading

Reception for Appellate Court Justice Mary Schostok

Attorneys and politicians gathered to honor Appellate Court Justice Mary Schostok at Crystal Lake’s D’Andrea Banquets last night.  The parking lot was almost full. Before Schostok took the podium to explain her accomplishments in Lake County, McHenry County Sheriff Keith … Continue reading

Appellate Court Justice Mary Schostok Fund Raiser in Crystal Lake January 14th

Friday night I picked up my literature at Liberty Outdoor and found two 2nd Appellate Court judicial candidates at the second table. Mary Schostok from Lake County and Ann Jorgensen from DuPage, were handing out literature and talking to the … Continue reading

The Postman Is Your Precinct Committeeman

I started noticing it when I looked at Friday’s mail. Republican candidates are sending mailings to puff themselves up. Or just to let us know they exist. Candidates can’t count on precinct committeemen anymore. Besides GOP political organizations in the … Continue reading

Husband’s Contribution to Jack Franks Causes Confusion

Candidates are nervous people. So I can understand how Appellate Court Justice Mary Seminara Schostok felt after she got a Friday call from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon. He was inquiring why her name and the title of … Continue reading

The Political Part of the Nunda Township Republican Picnic

Yesterday McHenry County Blog concentrated on the fun kids had at Crystal Lake’s Nunda Township Republican Picnic. Today, we’ll look at political activities. Going toward the food and drink, one could not miss Brent Smith. He was collecting petition signatures … Continue reading

Who’s on the Jack Franks’ Bandwagon?

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), obviously preparing for a statewide run before campaign contribution limits take effect, reported raising $1,319,769.37 during the first half of 2009. (In case you are interested in what he spent during the last six months, … Continue reading