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...

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...

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...

Darren Bailey, who is running as a Republican against JB Pritzker to be Illinoiss Governor, has been a state senator since 2019.

Meet Darren Bailey, the Republication candidate for Illinois governor

Alayna Majkrzak, Features Editor October 21, 2022

Darren Bailey is the Republican candidate running for governor of Illinois and a state senator for the 55th District. Bailey is now running against current Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for the position...

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