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  • Election 2016: McHenry County recorder candidates debate merit of office

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The platform of one Republican county recorder candidate to abolish the office dominated a Wednesday discussion with the three candidat ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • 3 GOP candidates vie for the 26th Illinois Senate District

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Stemming the exodus of taxpayers and jobs from Illinois and lightening the state’s heavy property tax burden is paramount to the three ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County state's attorney GOP candidates locked in contentious race

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The two Republican candidates for McHenry County state’s attorney talked about their records, and attacked each other’s, during their m ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Incumbent, challenger face off in first McHenry County Board chairman race

    CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County voters for the first time will directly elect the chairman of the County Board.
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:19 am
  • 66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to succeed M ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 am
  • McHenry County Board chairman, state's attorney, recorder candidates talk issues, take jabs at forum

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Republicans running for McHenry County state’s attorney took swipes at each other at Tuesday night’s League of Women Voters forum.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:19 am
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County agencies aim to boost turnout by registering, informing citizens

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part three of our Absent Voters series. The Northwest Herald examined data from the last 15 years of McHenry County elections f ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • WATCH LIVE: Illinois House Districts 66, 63 candidates forum at McHenry County College

    The Northwest Herald will be live-streaming the McHenry County League of Women Voters' candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday at McHenry County College
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 6:16 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County's uncontested elections spark lack of accountability

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one-half of part two of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half on how apathy can cause tie votes and misrepresentation a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • Absent Voters: McHenry County sees low Latino turnout, strong guns, anti-abortion support

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one half of part one of our Absent Voters series. Read the other half of part one looking at the numbers including voter turnou ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 5:47 pm
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