Skala and Calomino Merge Campaigns in Legislative Endorsement Mailing

Retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon and State Senators Karen McConnaughay and Pam have lent their endorsements to two candidates running for District 5 County Board nomination in the Republican Primary Election. They are incumbent Mike Skala and aspirant Joe Calomino. … Continue reading

Finance Reverses Course, Cuts Valley Hi Levy by $750,000

What a difference five days makes. On Thursday, the members of the McHenry County Board’s Finance Committee voted 4-3 against lowering the $3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home levy by one penny. First-term member Chuck Wheeler, who was recently appointed … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s 7th Fish Boil Enjoys Perfect Weather

State Rep. Mike Tryon has retired as Chairman of the McHenry County Republican Central Committee, but from the attendance at his Huntley Fish Boil. you couldn’t tell it. Tryon’s district stretches down the Randall Road corridor to St. Charles now.  … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Chairman Selection Monday Morning

The pretty secret jockeying to be Chairman of the McHenry County Board for the next two years will culminate tomorrow morning in Woodstock. After the 9 0.clock swearing in, three, perhaps four, perhaps more people will have their names entered … Continue reading

Newly-Elected to the McHenry County Board

Just in case you are interested in the new faces who will serve on the McHenry County Board starting in December, here they are.  All six of McHenry County’s Districts will have newcomers.  (In the case of District 1, Yvonne … Continue reading

Long-Time Incumbent Virginia Peschke in Trouble in County Board District 5

John Jung and Tina Hill, two of three Republican incumbents are positioned to be re-nominated in today’s primary election, but the third is in fifth place with 44% of the vote counted. Newcomer Mike Skala holds first place. Long-time member … Continue reading

Property Tax Hike Becoming County Board Top Issue – Part 3

Saturday night’s crowd of candidates also gave opening statements. And, as on Friday, some targeted like a laser beam on the tax hike issue. (See also Part 1 and Part 2.) But before beginning, let me remind you of those … Continue reading

District 5 and 6 Tax Hiking Incumbents Skip McHenry County Board Candidates’ Night

The Young Republicans provided a public service Saturday night by sponsoring a candidates night for McHenry County Board candidates in District 5 and 6. The Friday night counterpart for District 2, 3 and 4 candidates, on the other hand, had … Continue reading

Five File for Four Seats in McHenry County Board District 5

Until the end there was no primary election in the Republican Party for District 6. But toward the end of filing, previously announced candidate Huntley School Board member Mike Skala was standing in the McHenry County Clerk’s Office near the … Continue reading

Parents of Special Education Children in Huntley School District Petition 158 Board

In mid-May, the Huntley School Board was approached by some disappointed and frustrated parents. At both the Finance and the board meeting, the moms of kids with special needs felt empowered to speak about the education their kids are or … Continue reading