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Simple standard

To the Editor:

A quick comment regarding state Sen. Pamela Althoff‘s letter to the editor entitled “Great satisfaction” (Feb. 16).

The contents of the letter stand or fail on their own merits. However, I noticed one thing; i.e., both the senator and the Northwest Herald ignored the newspaper’s limitation of 250 words for all submissions. Her letter far exceeded 250 words.

Seemingly of no consequence, I suggest there is a principle involved that is most disturbing. First, Sen. Althoff apparently doesn’t believe the rules for the rest of us apply to her. Secondly, this bow to the ruling elite is all too common for the Northwest Herald.

McHenry County, like the state of Illinois, is a tribute to waste, fraud and mismanagement. Every concerned taxpayer knows that. Sadly, the Northwest Herald has no interest in exposing the perpetrators. In fact, it won’t even hold our politicians to the simple standard of how many words can be used in a letter to the editor.

You should be ashamed. 

Edward F. Mrkvicka Jr.



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