What Impact Do Newspaper Endorsement Have?

Candidates court newspaper endorsements. They fill out questionnaires. I remember enjoying matching wits with the Chicago Tribune folks most…especially the year when they asked questions about education funding. (The statistics did not favor the answer the questionnaire wanted.  Naturally, I … Continue reading

Prim Cleans Up Military Surplus Property Mess

Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald doesn’t use that word in his Saturday article: Some McHenry County agencies returning military surplus vehicles amid increased scrutiny Northwest Herald Several local governments that got vehicles under the previous McHenry County Sheriff’s administration … Continue reading

Second Anti-Schofield Mailing from Proft’s PAC

As readers know State Rep. candidate has received huge contributions from the teachers’ union called the Illinois Education Association and State Senator Pam Althoff. She will need it to counter the effort to elect Allen Skillicorn by Dan Proft’s Liberty … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Gottemoller for County Board Chairman

Not many were probably surprised when the Northwest Herald endorsed current McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller over County Board member Mike Walkup. The editorial endorsement came down Friday. The biggest contrast drawn in the editorial was the difference of … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Wilbrandt for State Rep., Offers Negatives on Others

My surprise of the day was discovering that the Northwest Herald didn’t endorse Carolyn Schofield (as I incorrectly predicted). Probably surprised her, too. McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Wilbrandt got the nod instead. While the NWH found that both … Continue reading

NWH Gives Recorder’s Nod to Joni Smith, Endorses Joe Tirio’s Idea to Eliminate Election of Recorder of Deeds

Former Nunda Township Trustee Joni Smith is celebrating today. The Northwest Herald endorsed her candidacy for McHenry County Recorder of Deeds. “Smith is the most prepared to hit the ground running,” the Editorial Board writes, but urges her “to shrink … Continue reading

Predicting the Northwest Herald Will Endorse Carolyn Schofield for State Representative

Looking at the front page of the Northwest Herald Saturday leads me to predict that McHenry County Board member Carolyn Schofield will be endorsed by its editorial board. It is my belief that newspaper editorial endorsements are having decreasing impact … Continue reading