McHenry County Board member Jim Kearns, a Republican from Huntley.
During an at-times contentious meeting filled with public comment and back-and-forth questions about civil liberties, safety and morality, the McHenry County Board passed a resolution opposing Illinois’ recent gun ban.
The policy, which will go up for a vote at the County Board meeting on Tuesday, would create a process for groups to fly their flags on the county’s flagpoles, but includes a provision requiring two-thirds of the County Board to approve any non-governmental flags.
Half of the McHenry County Board is new, with seven incumbents losing their seats in November. Eight of the previous board’s members opted against running for their seat this year.
The McHenry County Board approved raising its portion of residents' property taxes, which will add about $14 onto a $7,000 bill.
With the polls now closed in Illinois, the count can begin to see which candidates will take the 18 open seats on the McHenry County Board.
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.
With a possible property tax increase looming for the McHenry County Board, one candidate running in District 9 said he supports a boost to keep up with inflation, while his two opponents think cuts can make up the difference.
McHenry County could raise property taxes, or will have to make cuts, in order to balance part of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The McHenry County Board voted along party lines to send a pair of resolutions voicing opposition to SAFE-T Act and another piece of criminal justice legislation proposed at the state level.
McHenry County Board determined Tuesday how it will stagger the terms of its members for the next decade.
The McHenry County Board approved the increases Tuesday night, despite concerns about the discrepancy in increases for lower-level employees compared to higher-paid staff, along with how it could affect the budget.
The McHenry County Board unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month, but were split on a vote to fly the gay pride flag.
McHenry County is the only county in Illinois where voters can vote to dissolve a township. County Board members want state lawmakers to either repeal the law or expand it to all counties.
County officials originally proposed a larger property tax levy increase for 2022, but many board members were uncomfortable with the idea
McHenry County Board members are considering establishing a new committee specifically to oversee Valley Hi Nursing Home in a move that would give the County Board more direct oversight of the county-run facility.