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

The McHenry Messenger

On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to raise sales tax 25 cents per $100 in order to raise money for mental health services in McHenry County. This will remove a property tax levy scheduled to begin next year.

Voting on mental health tax takes place in McHenry County

Maggie Demski, Copy Editor March 18, 2024

Voting on mental health tax takes place in McHenry County People vote on whether or not the tax of 25 cents per every 100 dollars spent should go to mental health The Mental Health Tax is being voted...

Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks during a Get Out the Vote Rally March 2, 2024, in Richmond, Virginia.

Opinion | Trump should not run for president again 

Lola Cassidy, Online Managing Editor March 6, 2024

An eighteen year old high school student excitedly prepares to vote in his first election. But, when he starts to look into his options, trying to be informed, he sees that one of the top candidates is...

Former U.S. president Donald Trump appears in court at the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Tuesday, April 4, 2023.

Trump pleads not guilty to 34 felony charges

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor April 14, 2023

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on April 4 to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records with intent to commit or conceal other crimes.  Charges connect to alleged hush-money...

Three current District 156 school board members were re-elected during April elections last week, including Dawn Bremer, Nicole Morrow and Tim Hying.

McHenry held consolidated elections in early April

Ruth Luqueno, Contributing Writer April 11, 2023

Citizens of McHenry County filled voting stations set up at different government buildings on April 4 as they exercised their right as U.S. citizens in the 2023 consolidated elections. The voting ballot...

Donald Trump has done a laundry list of bad things throughout his political career and should not be considered for reelection in 2024.

Opinion: We don’t want bigotry on the ballot

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor January 19, 2023

Article after article springs up surrounding one person, Donald Trump. Even in the years following his presidency, more articles are being published about him, not because of his accomplishments in office...

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...

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...

Steve Reick, representative of the 63rd district in the Illinois House of Representatives, is a Republican running for re-election during the 2022 primaries.

Meet Steven Reick, the Republican running for Illinois State Representative

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director November 4, 2022

Steven Reick is a current Illinois State Representative for District 63. He is running for his fourth term against against Democrat Brian Meyers.   Can you tell me a little bit about yourself? As...

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...

Mark Curran, the longest-serving sheriff of Lake County, is a Republican running for a spot on the Illinois Supreme Court during the 2022 midterm elections.

Meet Mark Curran, the Republican running for Illinois Supreme Court

Freedom Tomasello, Opinions Editor November 2, 2022

Mark Curran is a Republican running for Illinois Supreme Court against Democrat Elizabeth Rochford. he talks of his time as a sheriff, his qualifications, and faith ahead of the Nov. 8 Election. Read...

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...

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