County Board Blanches Open Meetings Act Suit Boil

Using a cost-benefit approach, an 18-4 vote of the McHenry County Board settled a suit brought by Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers over an alleged violation of the Open Meetings Act when the majority of a … Continue reading

Mickey Schuch Leads IGOLD Parade


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McHenry County’s Mickey Schuch was the Parade Marshall in last week’s Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) march to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Here is what Schuch wrote about what happened: ILLINOIS GUN OWNERS LOBBY DAY IGOLD 2016 … Continue reading

Demetri Makes Fourth Mailing

In the fourth mailing on behalf of his candidacy for Circuit Court Judge, Demetri Tsilimigras unrolls a list of endorsements. On the address side, he promises to “adhere to the highest ethical standards and enforce the law equally–without prejudice, bias … Continue reading

Write-Ins for the Smallest Office Posted

The McHenry County Regional Board of Education, which decides school boundary disputes, had four write-in candidates for two slots for which no one’s name was on the ballot. From the results below, it seems that Republican Precinct Committeemen Eric Dowd … Continue reading

McHenry County Residents Lobby Springfield on Gun Issues

Mickey Schuch, President of McHenry County Concealed Carry, reports, “We had huge turnout from McHenry County and upwards of 3,000 from around the state “I brought some of our group to meet with Representatives Tryon, Wheeler, Andersson, and Senators Althoff … Continue reading

Common Core Topic for Richmond Candidates’ Night

There is going to be a Richmond Meet and Greet meeting for five people who are on the ballot in April. Making themselves available will be to discuss Common Core and other subjects will be Diane Bishop, running for the … Continue reading

28 Write-In Candidacies Surface, Shepley Challenged by Chadwick

The biggest is the write-in challenge of Sascha Chadwick to Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley. As McHenry County Blog reported the night it happened, Shepley managed to convince his fellow City Council members that Chadwick, a CPA and entrepreneur.  (See … Continue reading

Prim Holds Successful Fundraiser in Johnsburg

Bill Prim successfully held a fundraiser.  The fundraiser located at the McHenry County Sportsman Club in Johnsburg and hosted by Precinct Committeemen Matt Meyer (Richmond-2), Mickey Schuch (Chemung-3), Lori White (Burton-3), and Eric Dowd (Nunda-24). The event was well attended … Continue reading

Republican Attorney General Candidate Paul Schimpf in Crystal Lake

The self-starter Republican candidate for Attorney General from the Metro East part of Illinois was at the Cottage in Crystal Lake last night. One could tell that different folks were in control of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee. For … Continue reading