$5,000 Fine for Nygren’s “Willful” Refusal to Comply with FOIA Request

According to Pete Gonigam’s article on Thursday’s Freedom of Information Act hearing on attorney’s fees, there was an additional $5,000 fine ordered by Judge Thomas Meyer. It was levied “against the Sheriff’s Office last month for ‘willfully’ withholding the report,” Gonigam … Continue reading

How Did MCC Administrators Convince Students to Support Increasing Their Education Cost?

The top headline in the Wednesday Northwest Herald read, MCC trustees weigh tuition hike Student government representatives voice support for increase Every year McHenry County College Board members consider whether to raise tuition and fees. And this is at least … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Hammerand, Wheeler, Yensen & Jung

Saturday’s Northwest Herald rolled out its other endorsements in four contested McHenry County Board districts. In District 4, which has most of McHenry Township, plus Richmond and Burton Townships, those endorsed were John Hammerand (R-Wonder Lake, incumbent) Chuck Wheeler (R-McHenry, … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Chirikos, Gasser, Gottemoller & Kopsell

The Northwest Herald started rolling out its endorsements Friday. For District 1 on the McHenry County Board, the paper endorsed the incumbent Democrat and the non-incumbent Republican: Nick Chirikos (D-Algonquin) Andrew Gasser (R-Fox River Grove) Odd man out was incumbent … Continue reading

David Stieper Sends Second Mailing

Republican McHenry County Board District 1 hopeful has sent out his second mailing. The first featured a “gravy train” in which he promised not to sign up for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension (which his running mate Andrew Gasser … Continue reading

NW Herald Endorses Zinke for Sheriff

No surprise there. Predicted here Friday. What was unexpected was a front-page story on the so-called County Ethics Commission trying to rehabilitate its image after finding, against all common sense and with no explanation, that Undersheriff Andy Zinke’s use of … Continue reading

NW Herald Picks Establishment Candidates for Countywide Races

The Northwest Herald made endorsements for two of three countywide races today: Mary McClellan for County Clerk over Nick Provenzano Glenda Miller for County Treasurer over Jeff Thorsen The summary of why McClellan is endorsed follows: “McClellan has a deep … Continue reading