Daily Herald Endorses Dan McConchie for State Senate

From the Daily Herald: Senate Dist. 26: McConchie The Illinois Senate 26 race pits incumbent Republican Dan McConchie of Hawthorn Woods against real estate manager and retired Army colonel Tom Georges of Mundelein, a Democrat whose fiscally conservative and socially … Continue reading

Daily Herald Endorses Wilcox over Malady for State Senate

The Daily Herald has endorsed former Republican McHenry County Board member Craig Wilcox, recently appointed to replace Pam Althoff in the State Senate, over Democratic Party McHenry Township Assessor Mary Malady. Here’s part of the endorsement: Mahady would like to … Continue reading

Tribune Joins Daily Herald in Endorsing Peter Roskam for Re-Election

This is from the Peter Roskam Campaign: Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald agree – Peter Roskam best represents Sixth District WHEATON, IL — This weekend, Editorial Boards from both the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune announced their endorsements of Peter Roskam for the Sixth Congressional District … Continue reading

Schools Pay Lobbying Organizations Big Bucks

Jake Griffin of the Daily Herald racked up school spending to lobbying organizations in a recent article. Fox River Grove spend $5,293–the least of any local school district–on the school board and school administrators organization. Cary spent $11,583, joining the … Continue reading

Daily Herald Endorses Incumbent, Past Member for McHenry County College Board

The Daily Herald, which rarely writes stories about McHenry County College, has endorsed two candidates with past experience as Trustees. Incumbent Linda Liddell was favored, along with former Board member George Lowe. None said they favored raising taxes, although Liddell … Continue reading

Daily Herald Endorses Franks and Kenneally

That’s what my search engine tells me. Endorsement: Kenneally for McHenry County state’s attorney Chicago Daily Herald We also like Kenneally’s work with the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition in starting a walk-in program, similar to one recently begun in … … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Chief Financial Officer Ralph Scarbaugh Recognized

A press release from McHenry County: Ralph Sarbaugh, CFO of the Year Our very own Ralph Sarbaugh, Associate County Administrator – Finance, has been selected as one of nine honorees for this year’s Daily Herald CFO of the Year Award. Beginning his … 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