News and information about the 2022 McHenry County Board from the Northwest Herald and Shaw Local
The race for Illinois governor won’t be the only one on Tuesday’s ballot. With the redrawing of the state’s political maps, the make-up of the entire McHenry County Board and both the U.S. and Illinois houses of representatives will be determined, along several other races.
Two of the candidates for the McHenry County Board’s District 4 said the the county’s responsibility for implementing the unfunded new requirements in SAFE-T Act is their biggest concern while the others said they want to focus on alleviating conditions that can lead to crime.
The candidates running for the McHenry County Board’s in District 2 say the public wants to talk about money. Voters, they said, voiced concerns to them about property taxes, inflation and overall uncertainty about the economy.
Safety for McHenry County Board District 1 candidates is not just about the SAFE-T Act and its potential effects here, the candidates said. Safety also needs to include police body cameras, reducing drug-related crimes, and ensuring access to mental health care.
Candidates for the Republican Party across local, state and federal races, were in Crystal Lake on Wednesday to meet with residents and talk about the state of Illinois, the SAFE-T Act and other issues.
It's been almost 20 years since Lou Ness was fired from Turning Point over concerns of mismanaging funds. Now, she's running for the McHenry County Board.
The League of Women Voters of McHenry County canceled the forum scheduled this past week for Senate District 32 candidates and the upcoming ones for the McHenry County clerk and treasurer races.
Two Republicans running for the McHenry County Board in District 6 said they worry about how the county will pay for new requirements mandated in the SAFE-T Act, while their Democratic opponent said she thinks many of those requirements help make the area better.
While crime in McHenry County has been stable over the past decade, both Republicans running for the McHenry County Board in the district that includes parts of Crystal Lake, Algonquin and Lake in the Hills say they have their concerns.
A Republican candidate for the McHenry County Board hopes to unseat a Democratic incumbent, who she says has seemed “very distracted” with things not relevant to the prosperity of the county.
Developing McHenry County’s economy could both reduce property taxes and help pay for services, said one McHenry County Board candidate running from Lakewood south to the Kane County border.
Figuring out how to pay for body cameras for deputies, a higher salary for the sheriff and other new state requirements while keeping property taxes flat is a priority for all three candidates running for the McHenry County Board’s eastern district but they differ in approach.