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Tyler Wilke, Chairman 

Chairman Wilke is a long-standing resident of McHenry County.  He and his family are the proud proprietors of Wilke Farms.  The family-owned business focuses on family values and quality over quantity.  They produce agricultural products that are used locally and throughout the world.  Having spent his formative years attending Faith Lutheran High School, Chairman Wilke graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from Hillsdale College.  Following that he attended law school at Drake University, graduating cum laude, and in the spring of 2019, Chairman Wilke was admitted to the Illinois Bar. 

  

Chairman Wilke is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, and currently is the Vice President of McHenry County Fair Board. Additionally, he is a University
of Illinois Extension Council Advisory Member - Unit 3, a member of the Illinois Drainage District Association.

 

While Chairman Wilke’s practice specialties include Agricultural Law, Real Estate, Civil Litigation, Zoning, Contracts, and Estate Planning, he is most content when he’s working on the farm and interacting with the community at large.

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Karen Tirio, Secretary

Mrs. Tirio has been a resident of McHenry County for 45 years.  She has held both elected and non-elected positions including Precinct Committeeman, Dorr Township Chair, McHenry County College Board of Trustee, and is currently President, McHenry County GOPac-County Conservatives.

 

Mrs. Tirio is an avid volunteer within the community supporting charities such as Toys for Tots and Bugs Brigade.  One of her proudest accomplishments was organizing and hosting one of Illinois’ first Spirit of America rallies in support of President Donald Trump.  The rally drew attendance of over 500 people (and 300 protesters) from across multiple counties.  In support of the pro-life movement, she hosted a fundraiser by procuring a local theater for a viewing of the movie 'Unplanned'.  The event raised more than $600 for First Way Life Center of McHenry County.

 

Mrs. Tirio has owned and operated four small businesses since the age of 18. She and her husband have owned award-winning Monarch Senior Care since 2009.  Monarch Senior Care provides elderly as well as veteran’s care enabling their clients to live independent lives in the comfort of their own homes.

Tim Beck, Treasurer

Mr. Beck grew up on a dairy farm in north-central Iowa.  Graduating high school in a class of only forty-nine students, Mr. Beck went on to graduate from Drake University with a degree in accounting and became a CPA.  

 

Mr. Beck joined the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP in their Chicago operating office.  Within five years, he had successfully transferred to the firm’s world headquarters, where he held several senior financial positions. 

 

In 2002 Mr. Beck retired from Arthur Andersen.  He joined a small CPA firm in Libertyville and became a part-time Chief Financial Officer for several of the firm’s small business clients.  Mr. Beck currently holds two part-time positions.  One with a local manufacturer in Woodstock, and the other, a technology company in Schaumburg.  Mr. Beck and his wife, Dyanne, moved to McHenry in 2003.  Their daughter, son-in-law, and two granddaughters live in Northbrook.