McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Though some teenagers might not be informed enough to vote, the right should not be denied to those young people who work hard to stay in the know.

Opinion: The legal voting age should be lowered

Gabe Santos, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 20, 2022

This year there has been a debate on whether or not the voting age should be lowered to 16, which would allow students as young as sophomores to be able to vote in small local elections, or even presidential...

Voters cast their election on Nov. 8 in a school cafeteria in Des Moines. In McHenry County, officials judged the midterm election to be conducted freely and fairly.

Midterms in McHenry County free, fair and secure

Hunter Blake, Staff Writer December 14, 2022

The 2022 midterm elections took place on Nov. 8 across the United States and were one of the most crucial elections in history for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Midterm elections this...

The voting age in the United States is 18 and, though many believe it should be lowered to 17 or even 16, teenagers under the current voting age arent mature or informed enough to be trusted with this civic responsibility.

Opinion: The legal voting age should not be lowered

Claire Guzman, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

A student is playing on their phone and receives a text reminding them that election day is coming up. They delete the message, not being that interested in politics and knowing that most of their age...

This year, the staff of the McHenry Messenger reached out to as many candidates on the ballot as we possibly could, and we have gotten to know each race. Here are our endorsements.

Midterm elections candidate endorsements 2022

Editorial Board November 7, 2022

Though the president isn’t on the ballot, this year’s midterm elections are crucial; casting a vote this Nov. 8 is more important than ever. With issues like gun control, abortion and the economy...

A production line worker at Shaw carpet factory, William Raguay, assists his mother, Emma Medina, in casting her vote at the Dalton Courthouse side on Oct. 19, 2022. (Miguel Martinez/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

What to know about this year’s midterm elections

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 4, 2022

McHenry County midterm elections will take place on Nov. 8 in person and by mail. Citizens must be registered and at least 18 years old to vote. Polling locations include the McHenry County Administration...

Allena Barbato, currently a Lake Villa trustee, is a Democrat running to represent Illinoiss 32rd state senate district.

Meet Allena Barbato, the Democrat candidate running for District 32 State Senator

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director October 31, 2022

Allena Barbato is an elected Lake Villa trustee in her fifth year. She is the Democratic candidate running for 32nd District State Senator against current Sen. Craig Wilcox. Read our interview with...

Judge Elizabeth Rochford, a Democrat running for a seat on state Supreme Court, has been a Lake County Circuit Court Judge for a decade.

Meet Elizabeth Rochford, the Democrat running for Illinois Supreme Court

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor October 26, 2022

Judge Elizabeth Rochford is a Democrat running for Illinois Supreme Court against Republican Mark Curran. She  talks of her qualifications, experiences, and policies she has already put in place ahead...

Brad Schneider, who represents the 10th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, is a Democrat running for re-election in in this falls midterm.

Meet Brad Schneider, the Democrat running to represent Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor October 25, 2022

Congressman Brad Schneider (D-10) will be up for reelection against Joe Severino (R-10) in the Nov. 8 midterm election. He has represented Illinois’ 10th District, which includes Wonder Lake, in...

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