Voters to decide whether McHenry County coroner should be elected or appointed

A shadow of uncertainty has been cast on the future of the McHenry County coroner’s office amid debates over whether its leader should be elected or appointed. That decision will now be in the hands of voters next fall. The county board voted 15-7 this week to place a binding question on the Nov. 3 [Read More]

Jack Franks Wants Public Officials to Work for their Pension

McHenry County Board chairman attacks recorder’s spending of office dollars

WOODSTOCK – The battle between McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks and Recorder Joe Tirio continues to brew. The latest shot arrived this past week in the form of a news release from Franks’ office, calling for “increased scrutiny” of Tirio’s spending of dollars out of the recorder’s automation fund – a surplus of about [Read More]