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  • Democratic McHenry County state's attorney candidate sues letter writer for defamation

    The Democratic candidate for McHenry County state’s attorney is suing a Marengo senior citizen for defamation for a letter to the editor she wrote ear ...
    May 26, 2016 - 1:28 am
  • GOP candidate: Jack Franks' departure from Illinois House race improves odds

    The decision by state Rep. Jack Franks to run for McHenry County Board chairman rather than re-election to his Illinois House seat makes the seat prim ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

    The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the General Assembly ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • McHenry County Clerk looking for election judges

    The McHenry County Clerk’s Office needs election judges to work the Nov. 8 presidential election. E ...
    May 16, 2016 - 1:44 pm
  • Jack Franks announces McHenry County Board chairman run

    Ending months of speculation, Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks announced his candidacy for McHenry County Board Chairman, setting up what is sure to ...
    May 15, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Democrats will field a candidate for McHenry County Board chairman

    The Democratic Party of McHenry County will be slating a candidate to run for County Board chairman.
    May 12, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk targeting Tammy Duckworth's record on veterans

    CHICAGO — Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the Illinois and U.S ...
    May 11, 2016 - 2:28 pm
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    Get McHenry County news anywhere you go with free text alerts from the Northwest Herald. Sign up for breaking, prep sports, community and school news ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' redistricting overhaul clears Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan to change how legislative districts are drawn in Illinois has cleared the state House.
    May 4, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • Miller: How Mah became Illinois' likely first Asian-American legislator

    Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) was never given much of a chance at winning the 2nd House District Democratic primary race on March 15 against a well-known po ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:40 am
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