GENEVA - In June, two-term Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay announced her decision to run for the new 33rd State Senate District, which includes portions of Kane County. Recently, Mrs. McConnaughay and campaign advisor Doug O'Brien spoke with Illinois Review about her plans to expand her interests about Kane County issues to include those that affect the Fox Valley region and statewide public policy.
Chairman McConnaughay first got involved in politics when county government had decided to stir a property rights feud over a proposed bike path along the Fox River. That path would have gone through the McConnaughay's backyard. Together with affected neighbors, McConnaughay set into motion the STOP (Stop Taking Our Property) campaign. The effort launched a community fight-city-hall effort that eventually stirred McConnaughay's interest in public service.
Here's a short seven minute segment on fighting property rights of the hour-long interview with Chairman McConnaughay, Doug O'Brien and your IR Editor. More from the conversation will appear over the next few days on IR. Click on the image below to hear audio segment:
(Photo from McHenry County Blog)