Six File for Junior College Board

With filing for local tax district offices having closed Monday, we can look at who is running for what office. McHenry County College saw five people file for Trustee on Monday: Diane Evertsen, Harvard David Schenk, Marengo Thomas Allen, Lakewood … Continue reading

Twenty Lawyers Want on the Bench

A press release from the McHenry County Circuit Court: … Continue reading

MCC Slate Wins

The three candidates widely supported by Republican Precinct Committeemen and activists won the three vacancies on the McHenry County College Board. In the race for the two six-year terms, elected incumbent Ron Parrish appointed incumbent Mike Smith won. Scott Summers, … Continue reading

Daily Herald Endorses Tirio, Parrish & Smith for MCC Board

Last week the Daily Herald issued its endorsements for the McHenry County Board. For the four-year term, Woodstock’s Karen Tirio was endorsed.  Tirio owns Monarch Senior Services with her husband.  The firm provides non-medical assistance to folks who need it. … Continue reading

MCC Candidates, Minus One, Present Selves

There were six names on the tables at the front of the McHenry County College auditorium. Missing was candidate Jeffrey Hill, running for a six-year term. After the forum I discovered he had signed the paperwork that the McHenry County … Continue reading

McHenry County College Filings

Here’s the line-up for McHenry County College Trustee at the close of filing: Ron Parrish, Bull Valley Mike Smith, Lakewood Jeffrey Hill, Algonquin Scott K. Summers, Harvard For one four-year term: Karen Tirio, Woodstock Matthew Hardt, McHenry On the last … Continue reading

Early Fillings for McHenry County College Board

McHenry County College petitions were filed this first day of an eight-day filing perior. For two six-year terms: Ron Parrish, Bull Valley Mike Smith, Lakewood For one four-year term: Karen Tirio, Woodstock Scott Summers, Harvard Matthew Hardt, McHenry … Continue reading

Libertarians on Ballot, Green Party Not


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An email from the campaign of Libertarian Party candidate for State Comptroller Julie Fox is down below. I sighted Fox once in Woodstock and once in Harvard collecting signatures. Most observers think having the Libertarian Party on the ballot will … Continue reading

Scott Summers Running for Governor on Green Party Ticket, Chad Kopie for U.S. Senate for Constitution Party

Two local men have popped up on petitions filed for statewide office. Former McHenry County College Board President and 2012 unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate for County Board Scott Summers is running for Governor on the Green Party slate. Chad Koppie … Continue reading

Cathy Ferguson Approved for 708 Board on 16-8 County Board Vote, Hill Reverses Course on Pulling Sandy Salgado Off Public Health Committee

McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill got her way on who will be appointed to the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board Tuesday night. But she backed away from dumping Sandy Salgado from the Public Health and Human Services Committee … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Probes Background of Bob Martens, Tina Hill’s Choice to Replace Sandy Salgado on Public Health Committee

With McHenry County Chairwoman Tina Hill labeling Sandra Salgado’s service on the the Public Health and Human Services Committee “The Epitome of Conflict of Interest,” Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman has written a story entitled, “The Epitome of Conflict … Continue reading

Kevin Craver Says McCann, Miller and Yensen Didn’t “Boycott” Public Health Committee Meeting that Picked Jeff Thorsen

Last night while I was at the marathon Prairie Grove Elementary School Board meeting, Democratic County Board member Paula Yensen called to tell me why she had missed the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Sometime after 1 AM, … Continue reading

Public Health Committee Four Nominate Jeff Thorsen for 708 Board as Minority Three Boycott Meeting

Chaired by Donna Kurtz a majority of four nominated Crystal Lake City Councilman, banker and holder of an MBA Jeff Thorsen to fill the vacancy on the 708 Mental Health Board. A vacancy remains because an 18-6 majority vote on … Continue reading