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Woodstock in new 14th Congressional District

Elections in 2022 will be different from the mid-terms of the past. For one thing, the primary election won’t be held in the spring, originally scheduled for March 15. The […]

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Mailed votes boost local Democrats

Vote-by-mail ballots in McHenry County heavily favored Democratic candidates in the Nov. 3 election. And they apparently helped to save first-term U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood. When local voting results were […]

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Your View: Letters to the Editor

Don’t give away your vote for McHenry County coroner Funny how [County Board] Chairman [Jack] Franks would like the citizens to hand over their vote to a bunch of politicians. […]

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