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

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