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  • McHenry County Board chairman moving forward with anti-tax referendum

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is moving forward with putting an advisory property tax freeze referendum question to voters, bu ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 7:39 pm
  • McHenry County clerk files objection to advisory anti-tax referendum

    WOODSTOCK – An advisory anti-tax referendum for the April 4 election filed by an incoming state representative faces an objection from the chief deput ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • 4 candidates challenge Hebron village President John Jacobson

    HEBRON – Four candidates are looking to unseat Hebron Village President John Jacobson in the April 4 consolidated election.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm
  • Outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon reflects on political career

    There are a lot of things that state Rep. Mike Tryon will miss when his representation of McHenry County in Springfield officially ends Wednesday.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:11 pm
  • Advisory anti-tax referendums to go to voters in McHenry, Kane counties

    Voters in McHenry and Kane counties will get an opportunity to tell local governments on April 4 what they already know but may not take seriously eno ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:32 am
  • Cary Trustee Jim Cosler challenges Mayor Mark Kownick for seat

    CARY – Cary Trustee Jim Cosler is challenging Mayor Mark Kownick for his seat in the April 4 consolidated election.
    Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:38 am
  • Lakewood Trustee Ken Santowski resigns, withdraws from president race

    LAKEWOOD – A longtime Village Board member is resigning his seat and withdrawing his candidacy for village president.
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Lake in the Hills trustee challenges village president for position

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills Trustee Russ Ruzanski is challenging Village President Paul Mulcahy for his seat in the April 4 consolidated ele ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • New hospitals head top local stories of 2016 in McHenry County

    The opening of a new hospital and the modernization of another tops the Northwest Herald’s list of Top 10 local news events of 2016.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Cubs winning World Series is No. 1 on our Top 10 stories of 2016

    Picking the top news story of 2016 was not an easy task for the Northwest Herald’s editors.On Nov. 8 ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should the president ban media outlets that he doesn't like from press briefings?