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Newly elected U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) delivers remarks with fellow Republicans on the East Front steps of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 25, 2023, in Washington, D.C. After a contentious nominating period that has seen four candidates over a three-week period, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) was voted in to succeed former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who was ousted on October 4 in a move led by a small group of conservative members of his own party.

Republicans choose new Speaker of the House

Aika Villa, Page Designer October 27, 2023

On Wednesday, Republicans in the House of Representative chose a new Speaker after three weeks of debate. On Oct. 25  Mike Johnson (R-LA) was voted into the top position, second in line for the presidency,...

The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montanas TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling

The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montana’s TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

 The McHenry Messenger · The Hall Pass: Pops concert, Montana's TikTok ban, and the debt ceiling   The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national and global headlines...

The Hall Pass: Prom, Bidens re-election, and Sudan updates

The Hall Pass: Prom, Biden’s re-election, and Sudan updates

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

 The McHenry Messenger · The Hall Pass: Prom, Biden's re-election, and Sudan updates   The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national and global headlines you need to hear...

The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicagos DNC, and the abortion pill

The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicago’s DNC, and the abortion pill

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

 The McHenry Messenger · The Hall Pass: Band concert, Chicago's DNC, and the abortion pill The Hall Pass is a podcast that gives you the local, national and global headlines you need to hear in...

A sign at a bus shelter shows the national debt in Washington, DC on Jan. 20, 2023.

U.S. reaches debt ceiling again after raising it in 2021

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor March 1, 2023

The United States has reached its debt limit again after it was raised in Dec. 2021 from 2.5 trillion dollars to 31.4 trillion. Right now, in the U.S. the debt limit has been reached and Congress is in...

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...

As the U.S. Supreme Court opens oral arguments Monday on whether to strike down affirmative action, UC’s long struggle to bring diversity to its 10 campuses offers lessons on race-neutral admission practices.

Opinion: Affirmative action should stay in place

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 28, 2022

The nation's most selective colleges receive hundreds of thousands of applications yearly. Competition is cutthroat, and the odds of getting in are low for everyone. For minorities, however, affirmative...

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...

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...

Dan Brady, who is running for Illinois Secretary of State, has been a Republicaion state representative in Springfield since 2001.

Meet Dan Brady, the Republican running for Illinois Secretary of State

Mackenzie Sroka, Sports Editor October 28, 2022

State representative Dan Brady is a Republican running for Illinois Secretary of State against Democrat Alexi Giannoulias to fill current retiring secretary of state Jesse White. Dan Brady has been...

Craig Wilcox is Illinois district 32’s Republican State Senator running for reelection on Nov. 8. A veteran, Wilcox has served on a number of different congressional committees.

Meet Craig Wilcox, the Republican candidate running for District 32’s State Senator

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director October 27, 2022

Craig Wilcox is District 32’s current Republican state senator. He is running for the midterm reelection on Nov. 8 against Allena Barbato, the Democratic party candidate. We will post our interview...

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