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  • From top to bottom, here are the races awaiting McHenry County voters on the ballot

    Voters have a lot to decide Nov. 8, besides the most contentious and unusual presidential race in modern memory.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Donald Trump says his own party being 'naive' about voter fraud

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump lashed out on Monday at Republicans who have tried to tone down his rhetoric about election fraud, calling his own party's l ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 10:47 am
  • Editor's Desk: Illinois voters must decide on road tax lockbox amendment

    A reader emailed me late last week asking me about a constitutional amendment that will be on all Illinoisans’ ballot Nov. 8.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Endorsement: U.S. President: No endorsement

    The Northwest Herald’s editorial board evaluates candidates running for political office based on a set of core values. Among those core values are fi ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • A look at hacked emails from Clinton's campaign chairman

    WASHINGTON – Hacked emails released in daily dispatches this past week by the WikiLeaks group exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton's campaign ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Donald Trump challenges legitimacy of presidential election

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – A beleaguered Donald Trump sought to undermine the legitimacy of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, pressing unsubstantiat ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • 63rd House District candidate John Bartman to hold town-hall meetings

    Democratic Illinois House candidate John Bartman will hold two town-hall meetings later this month in the 63rd District.
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:53 am
  • Dan McConchie, Kelly Mazeski running for 26th Illinois Senate District seat

    The two candidates for the 26th Illinois Senate District seat share a frustration with Springfield’s problems and opposition to raising taxes to balan ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • 'Come on, man,' President Obama says, rolling his eyes at Donald Trump

    CLEVELAND – Rolling his eyes at the Republican nominee, President Barack Obama mocked Donald Trump's purported business acumen and newfound rage again ...
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • Endorsement: U.S. Senate: Mark Kirk

    In the race for U.S. Senator from Illinois, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk is facing a difficult challenge from U.S. Rep. Tammy
    Oct. 14, 2016 - 5:30 am
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