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 said she “could not be ruled out in the future.”
For the past four years, since the election of newcomers Chris Jenner, Tom Wilbeck (forced to resign because he moved out of the college district and now serrving on the McHenry County Board) and Molly Walsh, the college tax levy has been flat.
The Trustees have not accepted the inflationary increase that the Property Tax Cap law allows.
Opposing Liddell and Lowe are Dr. David Schenk, who has a Ph.D. in economics and self-term limited McHenry County Board member Diane Evertsen.
Schenk received his doctorate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree in Industrial Organization, Public Economics from Western Illinois University.