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Local Election

Our View: Endorsement roundup

Tuesday is Election Day. Today, we reprint a list of the Northwest Herald Editorial Board’s recommendations in contested races that McHenry County voters will see on the ballot.

To help make your own informed decisions, visit Northwest Herald's Election Central page online, where you can read candidate responses to our questionnaires and watch video interviews with candidates in contested primary races.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. For a list of polling locations, visit the McHenry County Clerk’s website. Please remember to vote.

To track results as they come in, visit Election Central starting shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Northwest Herald staffers will provide around-the-clock, election night updates on results, breaking stories and a twitter feed. Readers can join in the discussion by adding the hashtag #nwhec to their tweets.

Here’s a recap of our endorsements:

U.S. President

Mitt Romney

U.S. Congress, 6th District

Peter Roskam

U.S. Congress, 14th District

Randy Hultgren

Illinois House, 52nd District

David McSweeney

Illinois Senate, 26th District

Dan Duffy

McHenry County Board District 1

Anna May Miller, Yvonne Barnes, Robert Nowak, Nick Chirikos.

McHenry County Board District 2

James Heisler, Donna Kurtz, Carolyn Schofield, Ken Koehler

McHenry County Board District 3

Kathleen Bergan Schmidt, Joseph Gottemoller, Mary McClellan, Nick Provenzano

McHenry County Board District 4

Sue Draffkorn, Mary Margaret Maule, Sandra Salgado, Bob Martens

McHenry County Board District 5

Tina Hill, John Jung, Paula Yensen, Michael Skala

McHenry County Board District 6

Diane Evertsen, Scott Summers, Mary McCann, Ersel Schuster.

County Executive referendum


Advisory referendum asking if citizens should be able to hold more than one public office


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