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Tue, Dec 20



McHenry County Board Meeting HB5855 Public Comments

Show up, Be heard, and Help to make McHenry County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary~this Tuesday!

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McHenry County Board Meeting HB5855 Public Comments

Time & Location

Dec 20, 2022, 6:30 PM

Woodstock, 667 Ware Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098, USA


About the event

I know that this is a Super Busy time of the year but...We Must Rise Up!

This was forwarded to me from Karen Tirio today, Thanks Karen!

Mike Buehler had invited us to attend at last Wednesday's meeting and her email below puts it into perspective.

Did you know that protecting the 2nd Amendment is important for all Americans, not just gun owners?

Have you seen the Iroquois County Resolution Opposing HB5855?

Would you like to see this happen in McHenry County?

Eric Hendricks, newly elected and seated McHenry County Board Member of District 3, said this:

I always encourage people to come to the County Board meetings to let the Board know the issues that matter to them (whether this issue or any others). When you show up to let your elected officials know what matters to you, it tends to get their attention a bit more.”

Our state Government wants to restrict your right to defend yourself so they can control you.

WARNING:  Wherever the right of the people to keep and bear arms is prohibited under any color or pretext whatsoever, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.

- St. George Tucker; Soldier, Educator, & Judicial Justice

One issue regarding HB5855, is the VERY short timeframe we are working with, so don’t wait to let your voice be heard. Make calls, send emails, and get as many people to attend this meeting as possible.

As a collective voice of McHenry County, let us clearly illustrate our desire and will to protect and uphold the Bill of Rights as laid out in the United States Constitution.  As citizens of the United States, we have the right to bear arms; it ‘SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED’ for us to remain secure and free.

Sign the petition to stand for your 2nd amendment rights between 6 and 6:45 before the meeting begins in front of the building.

The next McHenry County Board meeting is Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., 2nd Floor Conference Rooms, 667 Ware Rd., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Here are the people to share and voice your thoughts with BEFORE the meeting!  Then show up at the meeting!  Scroll down further to view an example of a resolution we hope to get passed here in McHenry County.

Thank you,

Karen Tirio

McHenry County GOPAC

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P.S. This was the last wish of our dearly departed friend & former McHenry County GOP Vice Chairman, and County Board member, Chuck Wheeler. He was in the process of working on this. Let's get this done in his honor and for our protection.





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Michael Buehler

815-334-4224 (work)

Dec 2024

District 1

Matt Kunkle

Phone: 847-815-5537

Dec 2026

District 1

Theresa Meshes

773-230-9096 (home)

Dec 2024

District 2

Gloria Van Hof

Phone: 815-342-7744

Dec 2026

District 2

John Reinert

Phone: 815-382-0384

Dec 2024

District 3

Carolyn "Lyn" Campbell

815-345-9429 (mobile)

Dec 2026

District 3

Eric Hendricks

Dec 2024

District 4

Joseph Gottemoller

(815)382-9940 (Cell)

Dec 2026

(815)459-5152 (Work)

District 4

Mike Shorten

Phone: 815-893-9772

Dec 2024

District 5

Kelli Wegener


Dec 2026

District 5

Terri Greeno

Phone: 847-274-6395

Dec 2024

District 6

Pamela Althoff

Phone: 815-482-4567

Dec 2026

District 6

Carl Kamienski

Phone: 815-790-8292

Dec 2024

District 7

Brian Sager

Phone: 815-690-2737

Dec 2026

District 7

Louisett (Lou) Ness

Phone: 815-404-7246

Dec 2024

District 8

Larry W. Smith

(815) 353-8043 (home)

Dec 2026

District 8

Tracie Von Bergen

815-790-9002 (home)

Dec 2024

District 9

Michael Skala

(847)669-3804 (Home)

Dec 2026

(815)337-5550 (Work)

District 9

Jim Kearns


Dec 2024

An example of the resolution we could have here in McHenry County:


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Resolution opposing Illinois General Assembly H85855 Protect Illinois Communities Act, any trailer bill, or any bill similar to, or any bill where the 102nd Illinois General Assembly desires to restrict the Individual right of US Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

WHEREAS the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms is guaranteed as an Individual Right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and under the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and;


NOW, THEREFOREIT BE AND IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the County Board of McHenry County, Illinois, do hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the Right of the People to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawful Legislative Authority.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the McHenry County Board hereby directs that McHenry County shall not support the enforcement of HBSB55 Protect Illinois Communities Act through the use of county funds, appropriations, personnel, or property. The use of these limited resources is hereby banned from enforcing HB5855.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the McHenry County Board expects all elected officers of McHenry County to support and enforce this resolution,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the McHenry County Board directs that the Illinois General Assembly cease further actions restricting the Right of the People to keep and bear arms, and hereby directs that the Governor of Illinois veto all such legislation which restricts the Right of the People to keep and bear arms.

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