Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTThumbs Up: To the Crystal Lake-based Salvation Army, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend – a quarter century of meeting the needs of the area’s less affluent in many ways, from feeding families to providing Christmas gifts for children. The celebration event kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 290 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. The event will highlight the county’s needs and show The Salvation Army’s appreciation to the community. Entertainment during the event will be provided by musicians Norridge Citadel Band and Songsters.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTMore than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and more than 40,000 women died from it in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:35:00 GMTMoral superiors are at it again
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTThe Northwest Herald’s editorial board evaluates candidates running for political office based on a set of core values. Among those core values are fiscal conservatism, limited government, personal responsibility and accountability, a belief in a strong family structure, and a staunch protection of First Amendment rights.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTThumbs up: To Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Crystal Lake Lions Club and the medical professionals involved in providing a free clinic today offering several services including wellness checks and screenings for those underserved by insurance. The clinic runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Church.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTIn the race for U.S. Senator from Illinois, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk is facing a difficult challenge from U.S. Rep. Tammy
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTFour people, including one incumbent, are running for two seats to represent District 5 on the McHenry County Board.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTFour candidates are running to fill two open seats representing McHenry County Board District 6. Republican incumbent Mary McCann is joined on the ballot by Republican James Kearns and Democratic candidates Andrew Georgi and Cathy Johnson.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTFour candidates are running to fill two McHenry County Board seats in District 3.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTVoters in McHenry County Board District 4 must choose between four newcomers to fill two vacant seats on the board. Neither Republican incumbent is on the ballot. Robert Martens Sr. is not seeking re-election, and Sue Draffkorn lost her re-election bid in the March primary.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:51:00 GMTOur view: McHenry County Board endorsements
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTOur view: McHenry County Board endorsements
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTIn 2014, voters passed a referendum to change the way the McHenry County Board chairman is elected.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTTo the state’s county clerks allowing same-day voting registration at early voting stations despite a preliminary injunction curtailing the practice. Before the injunction, a state law would have required counties with more than 100,000 residents to allow voters to register at the same time they cast ballots at any polling place through Election Day. Although the lawsuit that prompted the injunction has questionable motives, we agree that same-day registration and voting should be available to all Illinois residents, regardless of county population. While that will not happen before Nov. 8, thanks to the legal interpretation of the recent ruling, McHenry County residents still will be able to register and vote at the county clerk’s office
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTPhyllis Walters is retiring after serving more than 30 years as McHenry County Recorder.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTMcHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi won’t be seeking a fourth term and has handed his political support to Assistant State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally, whom he recently promoted to the office’s first assistant position.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTState Rep. Jack Franks decided not to seek another term for the 63rd House District seat he has held since 1999, leaving the door open for two new contenders for the Illinois General Assembly.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTRepublican state Rep. Mike Tryon announced in June 2015 that he would not seek re-election, ending a 12-year run in the General Assembly.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTDan Duffy resigned his 26th Illinois Senate District seat earlier this year to take a job as president and CEO of Prevent Child Abuse America, a Chicago-based nonprofit. A Republican, Duffy was first elected to the state Senate in 2008. His hand-picked successor, Dan McConchie, was appointed to fill out the remainder of Duffy’s term.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTState Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry, has been a known quantity in McHenry County politics and community service for a quarter of a century. She is running for her fourth full term on the Illinois Senate, where she has served since 2003.