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Our View: Election help can only help

Does McHenry County really need state election officials to supervise upcoming elections in the spring and fall of 2020? The answer probably is yes. On Tuesday, State. Rep. David McSweeney, a Barrington Hills Republican, and County Board Chairman Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat, lent their support to calls for the Illinois State Board of Elections [Read More]

Find out when and where to vote in McHenry County

McHenry County officials requesting State Board of Elections support during 2020 elections

WOODSTOCK – Over the past few years, McHenry County has been subjected to multiple election errors, including technology failures and incorrect ballots. To ensure these problems don’t crop up in the 2020 primary and general elections – which are shaping up to have record turnouts – McHenry County officials are looking toward the Illinois Board [Read More]

Jack Franks Wants Public Officials to Work for their Pension

McHenry County Board chairman attacks recorder’s spending of office dollars

WOODSTOCK – The battle between McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks and Recorder Joe Tirio continues to brew. The latest shot arrived this past week in the form of a news release from Franks’ office, calling for “increased scrutiny” of Tirio’s spending of dollars out of the recorder’s automation fund – a surplus of about [Read More]