NWH Endorses in County Board Districts 1 & 2, 1 Dem, 3 GOP

The Northwest Herald rolled out endorsements for two McHenry County Board districts today. In District 1 incumbent Yvonne Barnes, a Republican challenger Kerri Barber, a Democrat In District 2 appointed incumbent Jeff Thorsen, a Republican challenger John Reinert, a Republican … Continue reading

Commenter Says NWH Comments Disabled Under Franks Endorsement Editorial

Here’s what a reader commented Sunday afternoon under the McHenry County Blog post revealing the Northwest Herald’s endorsement of Lying Jack Franks after trying to comment under his endorsement: We need to solicit conversations with those who support and blindly … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Reick and Skillicorn for State Rep.

The Northwest Herald has decided to endorse Republicans Steve Reick and Allen Skillicorn from State Representative over Democrats John Bartman and Nancy Zettler. The endorsement of Reick mentions that Bartman worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation, but does not … Continue reading

Thumbs Down to Northwest Herald’s Silence on Who Skipped the League of Women Voters’ Candidates’ Forum

Each Saturday, the Northwest Herald has followed the example of the Daily Herald and published a series of  “Thumbs Up” and “Thumbs Down” in place of an editorial. Today McHenry County’s paper of record said, “Thumbs Down,” to candidates who … Continue reading

Harrison Settles with NWH Letter Writer He Sued

Sandi Tenglin, an 81-year old widow, wrote a letter to the editor of the Northwest Herald which raised the hackles of then Democratic Party State’s Attorney candidate Jim Harrison. Today the case was settled with the case being dismissed and … Continue reading

Village of Union Doesn’t Understand Tax Cap

Under the Property Tax Cap, a non-Home Rule Unit (think municipalities over 25,000 people like Chicago, Crystal Lake and McHenry, plus municipalities who have approved Home Rule by referendum vote lie Barrington Hills) may not raise its tax levy by … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 48

Readers like to connect dots. Those who take part in the comment section of McHenry County Blog know that. One has emailed me pointing out right after people started posting negative comments about Jack Franks and anti Franks memes on … Continue reading

NWH Poll Has 65% Saying County Board Should Not Widen Randall Road

No way to know if the Northwest Herald’s poll on Wednesday is representative or not–or even how many people took part, but the results were not the pro-rapid growth forces in McHenry County would have wanted. The question was Should … Continue reading

Kenneally Calls Out Harrison for Suing Woman over Letter to the Editor

A press release from Republican McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Patrick Kenneally: DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE’S ATTORNEY SUING ELDERLY WOMEN FOR REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE PATRICK KENNEALLY EXPRESSES NEED FOR EXERCIZING FREE SPEECH Prosecutor and Republican candidate for McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick … Continue reading

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