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Mary McClellan, McHenry County Judicial Candidate’s 4th Bankruptcy could be problematic in local case

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On December 4, 2019

McHenry Co. (ECWd) –

Most in McHenry County may not realize the local candidate for Judge, Mary McClellan, along with Edward Gil, filed a Rule 224 petition seeking discovery to advance claims for a purported defamation action sounding in per se defamation against Cal Skinner, owner/editor of the McHenry County Blog and other unknown people.

From the records we have obtained to date, it appears McCellan may have a much bigger problem of her own making.  We encourage people to remember that Mary McClellan is running for election to be a Judge.  With that in mind, we urge everyone to read every document included in this article and become educated on this candidate.

According to court records, McCellan filed for Bankruptcy on April 30, 2019.  This makes the 4th time McCellan has filed bankruptcy.  She filed a Chapter 13 in 1996, Chapter 7 in 1999, another Chapter 7 with Edward Gil in 2009, and then the current Chapter 13 Filing in April of 2019.  A copy of her filed income statement can be viewed at this link.

As part of the Bankruptcy Rights and Responsibilities agreement filed in the case, McClellan is required to notify her attorney if she wishes to file a lawsuit.  We contacted her attorney to find out if he was notified of the actions she is taking in State Court did not hear back prior to this publication.    As we understand the reasoning behind the obligation to notify her attorney of such an intent, the Bankruptcy rules have specific rules on judicial actions being stayed upon a filing in the Federal Court. We have not found an entry in the Federal Docket seeking relief from the bankruptcy court’s automatic stay which could be problematic for her.

While we have not found a motion for relief from stay regarding state court litigation she has initiated, we did find an interesting Order on a motion to incur more debt, and it was granted.  The Federal Court granted her request to incur more debt for the purpose of purchasing a vehicle and capped the total debt limit for that vehicle at $30,000.00 with monthly payments not to exceed $525.00.

Several other McHenry County filings on behalf of Cal Skinner and responses to those filings appear to be exposing a fair amount of history of McClellan, candidate for Judge.

We will keep our readers informed as these matters move through the courts, assuming McClellan tries to keep this case alive rather than withdrawing it, which would probably be the best move she has in our opinion.


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  • Cindy
    Posted at 12:41h, 04 December Reply

    A documented liar turns out to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic. Anyone surprised?

  • Jbw
    Posted at 14:40h, 04 December Reply

    You mean in Illinois it’s not ok to hire your husband or other relatives? I though it was required since it happens all the time

  • anonymou5user
    Posted at 18:42h, 04 December Reply

    This person would not pass a background check for a $15-an-hour job at my employer, and she wants to be a judge!?

  • Roger
    Posted at 19:31h, 04 December Reply

    I don’t think her court experience documented qualifies her to sit on the bench wearing judicial robes. Appearing before the bench is more fitting. On the issue of her bankruptcies, given the pattern above, I predict her next bankruptcy filing will be in 2029. As Elvis said, Thank you, thank you very much.

  • Mary
    Posted at 00:16h, 05 December Reply

    This woman is a train wreck, and certainly not qualified to be a judge.

  • anonymous
    Posted at 13:00h, 01 January Reply

    I’ve been meaning to ask…

    Does anyone know if there is a backstory (if there even is one) to the $6,149.00 debt owed to SCM Roofing Inc on 13909 N. Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa Florida 33618? (*1)

    Inquiring minds might be wondering if this debt owed of $6,149.00 to SCM Roofing Inc has anything to do with the 3317 Atlantis Drive Holiday Florida property (*2).. Let’s just say I’M ASKING FOR A FRIEND!

    I hate to think some guys were busting their humps pounding nails on a roof in the Florida sun and then they didn’t get paid for the job. Not that I’m meaning to imply that is the most likely scenario! Could be there’s a different umm or let’s just use the word EXPLANATION instead. I think there must be some explanation though.

    *1 See page 28 of the linked BK filing-

    *2 See page 10 of the linked BK filing-

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