5-Year Contracts

On May 11, 2018, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board wrote that school administrators should not be given five-year contracts. An excellent position since school board members have four-year terms. The same situation exists with the five year agreement that former … Continue reading

McSweeney’s Bill Is Not About Township Consolidation

Yesterday, the Northwest Herald article‘s headline and first sentence of a story by report Ed Komenda characterized State Rep. David McSweeny’s House Bill 4637 as having to do with consolidating townships. The bill, instead, is about allowing voters to abolish … Continue reading

GOP Precinct Committeeman Sees Bias in NWH Reporting of Republican Party Leadership Elections

Newly-elected Dorr Township Repubolican Precinct Committeeman Richard Rostron submitted the opinion column below to the Editor of the Northwest Herald. It was rejected. I would note that background information was not given yesterday on the woman elected to lead the … Continue reading

Illinos Leaks Criticizes NWH for Not Asking for Comment on Its FOIA Lawsuit Against Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik

The following article from Illinois Leaks is re-published with permission: Algonquin Township – Blame-shifting coupled with deficient reporting leaves public clueless BY KIRK ALLEN ON APRIL 16, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd)-In yet another example of why the general public is … Continue reading

NWH Endorses Tirio for County Clerk

Against an invisible opponent who filed for bankruptcy the day she filed for the Repuboican nomination for County Clerk, the Northwest Herald endorsed McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe for County Clerk. It probably helped that Tirio fulfilled his 2016 … Continue reading

Shannon Teresi Seeks Support in Campaign to Replace Pam Palmer as County Auditor

The top person in the McHenry County Auditor’s Office after the retirement of Pam Palmer on January 5th is Shannon Teresi. Palmer’s replacement will be appointed by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. His only restriction is that the person … Continue reading

NWH Poll Shows Opposition to Jack Franks’ Legislative Power Grab

The Northwest Herald doesn’t tell how many people answer their daily questions, but last Friday the question was What do you think of the proposed bill that would give the McHenry County Board Chairman the power of appointment? The results … Continue reading

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