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  • Zinke asks for partial recount of Sheriff's election results

    WOODSTOCK – Undersheriff Andy Zinke officially has asked the McHenry County clerk for a partial recount of ballots from the March 18 primary election.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Prim official winner, Zinke to ask for partial recount

    WOODSTOCK – Undersheriff Andy Zinke plans to ask for a partial recount now that the vote totals have been canvassed and certified by the County Clerk.
    April 4, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  • Primary votes should be certified this week

    WOODSTOCK – The votes from the March 18 primary election should be certified later this week, the County Clerk confirmed.
    April 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Would-be GOP leaders optimistic they have enough votes to shift control in county

    Four Republicans who hope to assume control of the county GOP’s Central Committee believe they have more than enough votes to do so after Tuesday’s pr ...
    March 24, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Zinke not bowing out against Prim; Harrison ready for November

    McHenry County Undersheriff Andrew Zinke was staying quiet on his immediate plans the day after Bill Prim took the Republican nod for McHenry County s ...
    March 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Prim declares sheriff's office victory

    It was a close race for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff, with Bill Prim coming out on top, though his opponent didn’t concede lat ...
    March 19, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • One incumbent ousted in races for County Board

    Republican voters on Tuesday sent one McHenry County Board incumbent home.Voters in rural District 6 ...
    March 19, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Voters to directly elect County Board chair

    Voters decided Tuesday that the power to elect the McHenry County Board chairman should rest with the public from now on.
    March 19, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • McClellan beats Provenzano in GOP race for county clerk

    Mary McClellan inched closer to becoming the next McHenry County clerk, easily securing the Republican nomination over fellow County Board member Nick ...
    March 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Miller secures GOP nomination for county treasurer

    The second-in-command at the McHenry County Treasurer’s Office for the past 17 years will soon become the office’s top executive.
    March 19, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Live blog: 2014 primary election

    Welcome to the Northwest Herald's 2014 General Primary Election live blog. We'll have updates throug ...
    March 19, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • McHenry County voters head to the polls

    CRYSTAL LAKE – While voters slowly trickled into the Crystal Lake Park District Nature Center on Tuesday morning, Howard Thorson and other election ju ...
    March 18, 2014 - 7:16 pm
  • Much at stake in Tuesday's primary

    Tuesday is the 2014 General Primary Election, and there’s much at stake in McHenry County and Illinois, including Republican nominations for McHenry C ...
    March 18, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Nunda Township officials seeking to control contracts

    NUNDA TOWNSHIP – Nunda Township officials are looking to streamline waste collection services by asking residents to approve a referendum that would a ...
    March 13, 2014 - 12:35 am
  • Woman named in lawsuit never served Zinke with subpoena

    Sondra Matterness called the Northwest Herald on Wednesday to clear up her involvement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf against sheriff candidate Andr ...
    March 13, 2014 - 12:24 am
  • Zinke, Prim at odds over pension

    WOODSTOCK – Public pensions have taken center stage in the election for McHenry County Sheriff as election day looms.
    March 12, 2014 - 5:51 pm
  • Bill Prim supporters take aim at Andrew Zinke

    Supporters of McHenry County sheriff's candidate Bill Prim have thrown a one-two electoral punch at opponent Andrew Zinke in the days leading up to th ...
    March 12, 2014 - 5:53 pm
  • Kane County sheriff, clerk candidates field questions at forum

    ST. CHARLES – The Republican candidates running for two Kane County offices – clerk and sheriff – fielded questions from the public Tuesday night duri ...
    March 5, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Ballots can be cast in advance Monday through March 15

    And so it begins. The two-week early voting period before the March 18 primary begins Monday at 10 l ...
    March 3, 2014 - 6:53 am
  • County Board District 6 candidates sound off on taxes, land issues

    Two Republican incumbents and a challenger, all three of whom want to defend its agriculture and open space, are running for two open seats for McHenr ...
    March 1, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Candidates for McHenry County sheriff exchange barbs during debate

    CRYSTAL LAKE – The gloves came off Tuesday night when the candidates vying to be the next sheriff of McHenry County squared off in a debate.
    March 12, 2014 - 5:54 pm
  • Craver: One small column, one big March primary

    So much political hay to cut before the March 18 primary, and only one column in which to do it.A gu ...
    Feb. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Candidates’ forums coming up

    Voters wanting to do their homework in the weeks before the March 18 primary can hear from the candidates running in seven races.
    Feb. 22, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Three vie for GOP primary in County Board District 5

    One incumbent and two challengers – one of whom is famous for his legal duels with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office – are running for two open seat ...
    Feb. 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Taxpayer group urges voters to reject local referenda

    A Chicago-based taxpayer group with a national reach is working to defeat two referenda in Huntley and Johnsburg that the group’s president says enric ...
    Feb. 21, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Disabilities ballot question seeks support for services in Kane County

    Kane County voters will be asked to support a property tax increase of 0.1 percent on the March 18 primary ballot to fund services for people with dev ...
    Feb. 20, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Last day to register to vote in Illinois primaries

    CHICAGO – Any Illinoisan who's not registered to vote had better hurry if they want to cast a ballot in the March 18 primary elections.
    Feb. 18, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Two Democrats face off in 14th Congressional primary

    The two Democratic hopefuls in the 14th Congressional District primary include a first-timer and a repeat contender.
    Feb. 17, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Leadership shakeup for county GOP?

    WOODSTOCK – An energized and highly-motivated faction of the McHenry County Republican Party has its eyes on more than Nov. 6 midterm election victori ...
    Feb. 15, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Four running for GOP nod in County Board District 3

    Four Republican candidates with varying degrees of government experience are running for two open seats in District 3 of the McHenry County Board.
    Feb. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • McHenry County sheriff's candidates differ on budget

    WOODSTOCK – Candidates for the next Sheriff of McHenry County are at odds over the Office's budget – with one candidate calling its finances balloonin ...
    March 12, 2014 - 5:55 pm
  • Election Central 2014

    Welcome to your source for up-to-the-minute election results, candidate profiles, editorial questionnaires, video interviews and more. For more inform ...
    March 19, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Three running for GOP nod

    Three Republican candidates with decidedly different skill sets and backgrounds are seeking two open seats in District 1 of the McHenry County Board.
    Feb. 8, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Sheriff candidate Prim wants to bring ‘fresh set of eyes’ to office

    WOODSTOCK – Last week in this space, the Northwest Herald outlined the initiatives of Andrew Zinke, one of two lawmen vying to be the next sheriff of ...
    Feb. 14, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Deadlines looming for March primary election voters

    One window of time is opening – and another closing – for people who want to vote in the March 18 primary.
    Feb. 8, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • McHenry County clerk candidates discuss ways to modernize office

    Two McHenry County Board members – one newly elected, another a veteran incumbent – are looking to become the next county clerk.
    Feb. 7, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • House Republicans seek to end lame-duck sessions

    Illinois lawmakers have a politically enviable tradition when it comes to unpopular decisions – make them in the lame-duck session after the November ...
    Feb. 5, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Sheriff’s candidate fights heroin, urges partnerships

    As voters in McHenry County prepare to decide a slew of contested races, no local race will generate as much attention, based on the mudslinging, as t ...
    Feb. 14, 2014 - 8:47 pm
  • Two candidates running for GOP county treasurer nod

    Republican voters will have two McHenry County treasurer candidates with similar strengths to choose from in the March 18 primary.
    Jan. 31, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Johnsburg garage fire causes $6,000 in damage

    JOHNSBURG - No one was injured in a fire that started in the garage of a Johnsburg home. The McHenry ...
    Jan. 26, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • McHenry County Board election referendum on ballot

    A years-long political battle over whether voters should get to elect the chairman of the McHenry County Board will come to a head on the March 18 pri ...
    Jan. 25, 2014 - 11:32 am
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