Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Now Has 83% Support

Back in the spring of 2002, at a press conference in Jim Tobin’s National Taxpayers United of Illinois office, he and I held our first press conference in our Libertarian Party quest for the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s Office. The … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Speaks to McHenry County Chamber of Commerce Members, Term Limits Petition Coming Soon

Turnberry Country Club was the location of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s introduction to the business community of McHenry County. The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director Gary Reece made a glowing introduction: “The first time I saw this … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner Meets with Nunda Township Republicans Promising to End Illinois’ “Death Spiral”

The non-involved public wasn’t ready to hear Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, but twenty-some hard core faithful were. Everyone in the room, though was a person that others ask for their political opinions. Rauner laid out his four priorities: Restoring … Continue reading

County Board Decides Not to Muddy Jack Franks’ County Czar Waters

There was a long debate over whether the County Board should put a referendum on the fall ballot asking voters is they wanted to elect the County Board Chairman in an at-large election. Before that several citizens provided input. District … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Calls for Direct Election of County Board Chairman

Below are the comments of District 3 McHenry County Board candidate Mike Walkup made to the Board this morning: Yesterday Jack Franks filed his petition to establish a county executive in McHenry County. I was at the County Fair over … Continue reading

Term Limits, Illinois Style

Found this on Illinois Review. The story is about former Cheers’ and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer’s deciding to shoot the television series “The Boss” in Chicago. Here’s what caught my attention.  Creator Farhan Safinia comments on the lack of constitutional … Continue reading

Frosty Debate prior to McHenry County Board Chairman Vote

Previously McHenry County Blog reported on the results and the roll call for the post of McHenry County Board Chairman.  Challenger Marc Munaretto was pitted against incumbent Ken Koehler. The temperature outside was about 10 degrees. Some of the relationships … Continue reading

Dave Frederick’s “Contract with McHenry County Taxpayers”

At the McHenry County Board meeting during the public comment period a couple of weeks ago, District 5 McHenry County Board challenger Dave Frederick laid out a preliminary outline for a “Contract with McHenry County Taxpayers.” The idea seemed patterned, … Continue reading

Jack Franks “Bridles” at Dennis Miller’s Suggestion of Term Limits

At about 10:45 yesterday morning I caught a little of Dennis Miller’s nationally broadcast interview of McHenry County State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo). Apparently Miller made a pitch for term limits. And Franks, considering a run for Congress after reapportionment, … Continue reading