District 2 News
Oh boy, if your scratching your head on the wording of the Regional Superintendent question on the ballot its because 24 County Board members decided to amend the original referendum question in open session......in other words making sausage.
First, up front, let me state that this is a personal opinion and not an approved position of the local Democratic Party. We Democrats are in a quandary over the impeachment question and understandably. The question on whether to impeach the current President of the United States is one of the those cases in which something is obviously justified, but just as obviously wrong.
We are besieged on a daily basis by the narrative of the Republican Party that all government is bad bad bad and can't do anything right. I believe people are susceptible to this spin because they are unaware of all the task government does do. At a recent Committee of the Whole meeting, Chairman Jack Franks highlighted a feature on the County's web site that addresses this issue.
Former Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss addressed the Democratic Party of McHenry County's Central Committee this past Wednesday on the progressive tax legislation which recently passed the Illinois legislature. The legislation calls for a referendum to be placed on the ballot for the November 2020 election.
County Clerk Joe Tirio has proposed splitting four existing Precincts to create four new ones pursuant to IL Statute 10 ILCS 5/11-3. The question is how he targeted these four Precincts and why now?
We are hearing a lot in the local press about the sad state of our infrastructure here in Illinois. So high kudos are in order to the City of Crystal Lake for its Culvert Improvement Project.
I can think of no other issue as important to the residents of District 2, or for that matter the entire County, than water. Water in all its forms: groundwater, stormwater, flooding, runoff, etc. is of crucial importance to the health and economy of McHenry County.
As you may know, the McHenry County Board is considering what to do with a reserve fund surplus at the County operated Valley Hi Nursing Home. Options under consideration include a one-time rebate to selected property taxpayers.
County Clerk Joe Tirio has posted the Sample Ballot locator on the County Clerk's web site. You can find a link to the Sample Ballot on the Democratic Party web site. Better late than never.
State Statute requires County Clerk to have Sample Ballots for the upcoming Consolidated Election available on February 21, 2019. However, if you go to the McHenry County Clerk's (Joe Tirio) web site you will find.......NO SAMPLE BALLOT.