What up with the full-page, multi-color ad from the McHenry County Clerk's office on Page 7A of this morning's Northwest Herald?
Just how much does a full-page color ad cost? Plus the ad lay-out? The County probably gets an advertising discount from the Northwest Herald, but was this ad really necessary?
It wasn't entirely worthless, because I learned that the population of McHenry County in 1850 was 14,971, and the number of votes cast in the 1855 election was 3,143. (There will be a test later.)
And now? The 2007 population of McHenry County was 315,943.
Looking for the McHenry County Clerk online? Go to www.co.mchenry.il.us/countydpt/countyclerk