Referendum to abolish ROE will appear on primary ballot

The McHenry County Board voted Tuesday to put an advisory referendum asking voters whether the county’s Regional Office of Education should be restructured on March’s primary election ballot. Although the language of the referendum was changed from elimination to restructuring or the sharing of services, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said if residents vote [Read More]

GUEST COLUMN: Coroner’s office mess the result of multiple failures

McHenry County taxpayers should be infuriated with the top-to-bottom dysfunction at the Coroner’s Office. Dual reports delivered since the departure of the former coroner paint a damning portrait of an office that is so broken that it cannot faithfully execute its statutory duties. The office tasked with determining cause of death and treating the bereaved [Read More]