Former GOP State Rep. Aspirant Fred Doederlein, R.I.P.

I think it was in a special election in 1969 when I met Fred Doederlein. Doederlein was the owner of Doederlein Lumber in East Dundee and a Township Trustee. He was contesting with fellow Dundee Township resident R. Bruce Waddell, … Continue reading

Johnsburg Democratic Party State Rep. Tom Hanahan Dies – Part 1

After activist Pat Quinn got his Cutback Amendment to the Illinois Constitution passed in 1980, Johnsburg Democratic Party State Rep. Thomas J. Hanahan didn’t stick around McHenry County. He moved to Park Ridge. I don’t know if that happened before … Continue reading