District 6 News

Lawsuit dismissed

The Democratic Party of McHenry County is pleased to announce that a lawsuit filed by the owners of a business known as Heroic Media, against current and former members of our Executive Board, has been voluntarily dismissed by Heroic Media.

The suit, filed on April 19, 2018, was first dismissed by the Circuit Court on November 27, 2018 for failure to state a claim. In the interests of fairness to the plaintiffs, the judge permitted them to file an amended complaint. The amended complaint, filed on January 14, 2019, was also dismissed by the Circuit Court because it too failed to state a legal claim. The court again allowed the plaintiff to amend their complaint. The plaintiffs subsequently filed a third complaint on April 9, 2019. In response, defendants filed a motion to dismiss the third complaint. After receiving our motion to dismiss, Heroic Media voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit on August 13, 2019.

Impeachment vs. Winning

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. 

Good Government

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.

Talkin' Fair Tax

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.

How Many Precincts?

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?

District 3 Meet the Democrats

Join District 3 and 4 meeting local and state candidates planning to be on the 2020 ballot and watch the Democratic Presidential Debates Wednesday, June 26th & Thursday June 27th @ 7 pm. 

With so many Democratic Presidential candidates running to be the nominee, the candidates will be divided between two nights, so join us both nights!

Order off the menu.

RSVP to this event to attend Wednesday night's Democratic Presidential Debate.

Hosted by PC Terry Kappel 

June 26, 2019 at 7pm - 10pm
Buddy's Pizza
1138 N Green St
McHenry, IL 60050
United States
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Terry Kappel · mchenry32@mchenrydems.org · 815-669-7983

John's Blog - Culvert Infrastructure

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.

John's Blog - It's a WRAP

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.   

John's Blog - Valley Hi Rebate

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.

John's Blog - Sample Ballots Available

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.

The Democratic Party of McHenry County