Republican Political Activists Gather for Steve Reick Pig Roast

The bargain fundraiser of the year at $10 was State Rep. Steve Reick’s Saturday afternoon House of Lawrence Pig Roast. There wasn’t a Patsy Cline tribute singer this year, but there was convivial conversation. County Board candidate Orville Brettman talked … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Rolls Out New Seal for His Office

A press release from One Zero Charlie, a Woodstock design studio: Visitors to the offices of the McHenry County State’s Attorney will notice a freshly painted wall, cast bronze letters identifying Patrick D. Kenneally as our recently elected State’s Attorney, … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Responds to Michael Stanard’s Critique of Tirio’s Push to Abolish the Elected Recorder of Deeds

Saturday, McHenry County Blog published a critique by Micheal Stanard of McHenry County Recorder of Deeds’ candidate Joe Tirio’s move to “Erase the Recorder,” as he puts it on his campaign material. Tirio replied in a comment, which is published … Continue reading

Three Apply for Ethics Commission Appointment

Scott Hartman resigned as a member of the McHenry County Ethics Commission upon accepting appointment as Deputy County Administrator. Three people have applied to fill the vacancy created: Lloyd R. Everard – Crystal Lake Michael Stanard – Woodstock Joseph Algers … Continue reading

Historical Commission Spotlights Preservation Excellence

A press release from the McHenry County Historical Preservation Commission: Excellence in Building Preservation Awards Bestowed Woodstock. The McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission gave out three Excellence in Building Preservation Awards at their June meeting. Awards went to Donald Bauer … Continue reading

Michael Stanard Answers ALAW’s McHenry County Board Questionnaire

Michael Standard is another candidate running for the McHenry County Board in District 6. Below are his answers to the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water Questionnaire: ALAW County Board Candidates Survey: 2012 Primary Election A. Land Use 1. Do … 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

Youngest Precinct Committeeman Candidate Writes about YR Candidates’ Night for Districts 5 & 6

Melissa Denker. Remember that name. For those of you who can’t remember reading about her candidacy for Dunham Township Republican Precinct Committeeman, take a trip through this recent McHenry County Blog article. 19 years old. McHenry County College student. Computer … 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

Michael Stanard Launches McHenry County Board Campaign with Newspaper Inserts

It’s really hard to figure out what is going on in McHenry County Board District 6. That’s the district that stretches from the Kane County line up the western townships and east to the Hebron-Richmond Township line. [If you would … Continue reading

Donleybrook in McHenry County Board District 6

There are four incumbents in McHenry County Board District 6, as there are in all districts. Since everyone is up or election after reapportionment, there are four vacancies. One incumbent, Randy Donley of Union, who got by far and away … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 3

Monday and Tuesday, I ran the final look at Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade. Today we complete our visit of one of the better parades of the year. I wasn’t the only one taking photographs. On the back of the big … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – More County Board Politicians & Other Entries – Part 1

It’s too bad that it takes so long to post photos.  I still haven’t finished the Marengo Settlers Day Parade from a couple of weeks ago. When we stopped looking at what entries offered on that beautiful day in Marengo, … Continue reading