The Northwest Herald asks candidates replying to their questionnaires to limit their responses to 200 words, but makes them this offer:
“We realize some complicated issues are difficult to discuss in 200 words. Do your best to summarize your position and, if you desire, refer readers to a website or another location for a longer response.”
Although stating “editors ill pre-approve all answers before they go live on our website…” such editing apparently does not include cutting off the answer at the 200-word mark.
In the District 4 McHenry County Board race, the Republicans–John Hammerand and Chuck Wheeler–appear to have followed the rules.
Democrat Arne Waltmire has not.
His first answer is 403 words.
On another, he has 322.
As a couple of McHenry County Blog commenters write, “Just saying.”