Sunday, the Northwest Herald continued its coverage of important local races.
Usually, photos of both candidates are place on the front page.
Sunday, the story was about the 63rd State Representative race to replace Jack Franks, who is stepping down after serving six more terms that the three he pledged to limit himself to.
The picture of Democrat John Bartman was on the right.
On the left should have been the photo of Republican Steve Reick.
Instead Republican State Senator Don McConchie’s image appeared.
Big mistake, probably the largest I have ever seen made in McHenry County’s paper of record.
Monday, I looked through the paper to find some admission that an error had been made.
The first time through, I saw nothing.
Then I started through again.
On the bottom of page 2 was three sentences telling of the error.
No color picture of Steve Reick, though.
But, the paper does send its regrets to readers.
Let’s compare the correction to the mistake.
I have placed the correction on top of the photo of State Senator Dan McConchie below: