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

Students leave the Upper Campus after school on Friday, some donning masks and some without. Masks have been optional at MCHS since the beginning of February when a state judge upheld a restraining order against Governor JB Pritzkers mask mandate in schools.

Masks‌ ‌no‌ ‌longer‌ ‌required‌ ‌in‌ ‌most‌ ‌public‌ ‌places‌ ‌in‌ ‌Illinois‌

Nikki Sisson, Marketing Director February 28, 2022

As of February 28, masks will not be required in most Illinois indoor locations following Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to lift the mask mandate. COVID-19 positivity rates in Chicago are now at...

Though the decision to practice social distancing is the right decision, the consequences for high school students — especially seniors, who may miss prom, spring athletics, Decision Day, or even graduation — is more than unfortunate.

Opinion: Coronavirus ruined my senior year

Stacy Correra, Copy Editor March 19, 2020

Imagine spending your whole life dreaming about your senior year of high school -- seniority rules in clubs and sports, the feeling of your last track meet and going as hard as you can to make it all count,...

An employee locks up at Lady Luck Poker on McCullom Lake Road on March 17. Lady Luck was one of several establishments closed by Governor Pritzker due to coronavirus.

Illinois works to flatten the COVID-19 curve

Emma Snyder, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois, has made several decisions to help flatten the curve. With the circumstances of COVID-19 changing rapidly, Pritzker...

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