McHenry Residents Urges End to One-Man Rule in Road District

The supporters of the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board keep sending letters to the editor of the Northwest Herald and then sharing them with McHenry County Blog. As I have told Road Commissioner … Continue reading

Tobin Endorses McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Vote

Here is an endorsement letter of the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum from Jim Tobin to Bob Anderson: October 12, 2018 Bob, I am very pleased to enthusiastically endorse your organization, Citizens For Consolidation. We need more non-partisan grassroots organizations … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Makes Another Pitch for Support in Consolidation McHenry Township Road District into McHenry Township

A letter for the Northwest Herald from Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson, published with permission of its author: More Oversight, Cutting Costs, Ending Patronage, Nepotism, Favoritism and Waste Heads-up McHenry Township voters. On November 6 you will have the opportunity to … Continue reading

Federal Judge Refuses to Stop McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum

The coalition of Democrats and Independents supporting a continued independent McHenry Township lost in Federal Court Friday when Judge Frederick Kapala agreed with the reasoning of Township Attorney James Militello III. The decision is below: ORDER Plaintiffs’ motion for temporary … Continue reading

Federal Judge Plans to Issue Written Opinion on McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Opponents’ Suit

Federal Circuit Court Judge Frank Kapala heard arguments for and against holding a referendum in November calling for consolidating the McHenry Township Road District into McHenry Township. That would put the five members of the Township Board in control of the … Continue reading

Joe Gottemoller Get Campaign Reporting Done Early

It’s only four days into the fifteen day filing period for campaign finance filing, but McHenry County Board member Joe Gottemoller, running for re-election, has finished that chore. Here are the contributions he reports by name (those over $150): $250 … Continue reading

Consolidation – Businesses Do It, Why Not Local Governments?

This letter to the Northwest Herald is re-printed with the permission of its writer, Jamie Grubich of McHenry:: The Power to Consolidate – House Bill 607 Isn’t it ironic that only a few past and present employees of the McHenry … Continue reading

NWH Letter Writer Supports Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

First published in the Northwest Herald, this letter to the editor by McHenry’s Elizabeth Kirk is re-published with her permission: Supporting Citizens for Consolidation The part of supporting Citizens for Consolidation I feel the best about is knowing that I … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Opponents Take to Facebook

Here’s what the Citizens for Facts First have put on Facebook in opposition to the referendum to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District with the Township. It will also show up in emails,  4 x 4 foot signs and palm … Continue reading

McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum on the Fall Ballot, Dillon’s Rule Rules

“Victory!” was the way McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson put it after Judge Kevin Costello issued his ruling on the effort of Road District consolidation opponents to derail the November referendum. Haven’t got the decision yet, but Anderson said the … Continue reading

Judge’s Uncertainly of Dillon’s Rule Impact on Cancelling McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Leads to Hail Mary Oral Motion by Opponents

The court case seeking to cancel the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board in 2021 was not decided at Thursday’s hearing. After an hour and a half of oral arguments, mainly on behalf of … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Dirty Politics

From the vandalism of this McHenry Township Road District consolidation sign on Ridge Road in Bull Valley, one might think that opponents to the fall referendum are not willing to run an ethical referendum campaign. Or, it may be his … Continue reading

Power of the Annual Township Meeting Electors Questioning

That’s the subject of this letter to the Northwest Herald, reproduced here at the permission of its author, Dave Bussell: Vote to consolidate in November The Township Board is responsible for spending township dollars, not the attendees at the annual town … Continue reading

More Accountability Theme of Another Seeking Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

A letter to the Northwest Herald published with permission of it writers Laura Lewis of McHenry Vote yes to consolidate in McHenry Township People need to get educated about the township road district referendum that will be on their ballot … Continue reading

Career Politicians Operating for Benefit of Themselves the Problem with Township Governmnt, Letter Writier Says

A letter to the Northwest Herald from TP Mathews, reprinted with permission of the Wonder Lke man: Consolidation NOT the Answer After reading scores of articles during the last 2 years, I must ask if consolidation is really the answer. … Continue reading

Steve Verr Appointed McHenry Township Trustee to Replace Bill Cunningham

The McHenry Township Board met Thursday night in special session to select a replacement for Trustee Bill Cunningham, who resigned/ By a vote of 3-1 Steve Verr, the Republican candidate for Supervisor who lost narrowly to Independent Craig Adams was … Continue reading

Opponents to McHenry Township Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board in 2021 Schedule Fundraiser

From Citizens for Facts First, the group headed by former McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, comes this invitation to their fundraiser: … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board to Pick Replacement Trustee Thursday Night

A meeting notice and agenda posted on the McHenry Township web site says that the Board will be picking a replacement for resigned Trustee Bill Cunningham at 6 PM on Thursday night. Six have officially applied for the post: Gary … Continue reading

McHenry Township Trustee Applicants Revealed

In response to a Freedom of Information request, McHenry Township Supervisor Craig Adams reveals that the following have applied for the Township Trustee position left vacant by the resignation of Bill Cunningham: Gary S .Barla, Johnsburg Mark R. Jaeger, McHenry … Continue reading