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

$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