Illinois Leaks Critiques Northwest Herald on Reporting, Procedure for Sending Letter to the Editor

The following article from Illinois Leaks is published here with the publication’s permission: Northwest Herald – Communication brings clarity BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 19, 2019 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –Recent communications with Jon Styf have brought clarity on some issues … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Merits Attack by Northwest Herald Editor

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: NW Herald Editor Jon Styf pretends to report again… BY JMKRAFT ON JANUARY 14, 2019 • ( 3 COMMENTS ) ALGONQUIN TWP. (ECWd) – NWH’s Editor Jon Styf titled his latest piece: “What in the World is going on in … Continue reading

Northwest or Northworst – You Decide

Embattled Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser has received a lot of flack for calling the Northwest Herald the “Northworst Herald”. He may have a point. The Edgar County Watchdogs just fact checked the latest article from the local rag … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Critiques Northwest Herald Article on Attorney Robert Hanlon

Who is the better legal researcher, NWH reporter Ed Komenda or Illinois Leaks? Read the following article, reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks, and make your own decision: Northwest Herald – Facts elude them once again. BY KIRK ALLEN ON JANUARY 7, 2019 … Continue reading

Politician Other Than Jack Franks Called a Weasel

The December 19, 2018, Tribune column by John Kass calls Rod Blagojevich a “weasel.” One definition I found says a weasel is “a deceitful or treacherous person.” The Kass column would be of passing interest to McHenry County residents except … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ 2000 Campaign Manager Revealed as Researcher for Joe Tirio Smear Pieces

With the threat of a stay in McHenry County’s gray bar hotel, Breaker Press President Richard Lewandowski spilled the beans regarding the identity of those behind the notorious hit pieces mailed against Joe Tirio’s McHenry County Clerk campaign. The printed … Continue reading

Cary Board Resolution Shines Light on Harassment Claims

New facts are now coming to light since the Cary Village Board approved a resolution this past Tuesday which repudiated an illegal investigation stemming from Trustee Ellen McAlpine’s claims of harassment from Trustee Jim Cosler. Tuesday’s special meeting was a … Continue reading

NWH Reveals Referendum Endorsements/Non-Endorsements

The new Editorial Board members at the Northwest Herald may be a bit different from those in past times. I remember the days when the NWH endorsed every tax hike referendum on the ballot. No longer. The two tax hike … Continue reading

Democratic Party District 2 McHenry County Board Candidate Suzanne Ness Running Excellent Ground Game

Wednesday, just before ten in the morning, I had my car radio tuned to WBEZ-FM and heard someone identify herself as “Suzanne” call in. Turns out it was McHenry County Board candidate Suzanne Ness, who is running as a Democrat … Continue reading

NWH Endorses All Republicans Who Appeared for Interviews

In its Editorial Board endorsements, Jack Franks, who seems to have enormous influence on the placement of articles, struck out. Not one Democrat running for the McHenry County Board was endorsed. Franks’ allies who trashed McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe … Continue reading

NWH Chided for Incorrect Reporting on Algonquin Township’s Intergovernmental Agreement

Reprinted from Illinois Leaks with that publication’s permission: Algonquin Township – How can the local paper get it so wrong? “CLARIFICATION” BY KIRK ALLEN ON AUGUST 29, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) –In what appears to be another misinformation hit piece by the … Continue reading

Did Algonquin Township Board Reach Agreement with the Road District Last Night?

That’s the question one astute observer asked today after watching the YouTube on the meeting. The question seems to be whether the Algonquin Township Board followed Roberts Rules of Order. The original motion was to approve the intergovernmental agreement. But … Continue reading

NWH Coverage of Joe Tirio’s Court Date Seeking Subpoena Power to Go After Breaker Press for Identity of Illiinois Integrity (sic) Fund

The headline of this Saturday Northwest Herald article on Thursday afternoon’s suit by Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio against Breaker Press makes me what to read it, if only because it is almost opposite of my own: Judge partially denies … Continue reading

“Man Bites Dog” Story on Front Page of the Northwest Herald

It’s OK if a newspaper trashes a public official. That has happened to Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser more than a few time in the Northwest Herald. Yet, negative publicity was never levied at his predecessor Bob Miller  while … Continue reading