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Leslie Coolidge encourages Huntley residents to help assemble care packages for US troops

Leslie Coolidge encourages Huntley residents to help assemble care packages for US troops Congressional nominee Leslie Coolidge is encouraging volunteers from Huntley to join her … Read more ›

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Education Advocacy Group Stand For Children Endorses Eleven Candidates In Illinois' March Primary

Stand Supports State Senate candidate Karen McConnaughay (R-33) along with 10 Additional Republican and Democratic Candidates Committed to Prioritizing Students before Adults in their Education … Read more ›

New county task force focuses on budget process

A new McHenry County Board task force will develop policies aimed at smoothing out the upcoming budget process. The Budget Task Force was created after … Read more ›

Proposed bill to let voters to choose county board chair draws mixed reviews

A proposed bill in the House would allow voters in larger counties the opportunity to elect their county board chairman. House Bill 3953, filed by … Read more ›

County regional superintendent search continues

McHenry County administrators have identified a candidate to fill the long-vacated position of regional superintendent of schools — the trick now, obtaining the OK to … Read more ›

McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi hugs his attorney, Terry Ekl, during a press conference following his not guilty verdict outside the McHenry County Government Center in August. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune)

County settles Bianchi defense bills, focus now on special prosecutors

McHenry County is on the hook for less than half of the legal fees accrued to defend the county’s top prosecutor and his administrative assistant … Read more ›

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D158 school board president to run for county board

Consolidated School District 158 Board President Michael Skala has announced his candidacy for the McHenry County Board in District 5. Skala, a lifelong resident of … Read more ›

Rep. Joe Walsh to announce Monday where he’s running

Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh said today he’ll decide on Monday which congressional district he’ll seek re-election from next year. Walsh, a tea party favorite … Read more ›

Judges weigh Illinois GOP challenge to U.S. House district map

While a panel of federal judges weighs a Republican challenge to Illinois’ new U.S. House district boundaries, lawyers for the state and the GOP said … Read more ›

County seeks to patch budget

The Northwest Herald reports: With time running out before the start of the 2012 fiscal year, the McHenry County Board is looking to find a … Read more ›