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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.
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.
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.
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.
McHenry County voters weighed in Tuesday on who they want to represent them on the newly redrawn and condensed County Board.
After opting to not hold a vote on a proclamation to recognize June as Pride Month at its last meeting, the McHenry County Board will have a special meeting on Monday to do that very thing.
The McHenry County Board did not have a proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month on its agenda Tuesday, causing backlash from Democrats and some residents.
For the first time in two years, the rainbow pride flag may not fly at the McHenry County administrative building to mark Pride Month.
Democratic leaders said the map making process lacked transparency after it was unveiled Thursday ahead of Tuesday's vote
The McHenry County Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn from her elected office following years of troubled audits.
Removing Regional Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn "is in the best interest of the county and the people we serve, the students and the faculty of all these school districts,” said board member Paula Yensen, D-Lake in the Hills
McHenry County Board members said it is an unfortunate, but necessary course of action they must take to remove the regional superintendent after years of failed audits and little being done to correct significant mishandling of funds
The McHenry County Board approved a new map Tuesday dividing up what parts of the county its soon-to-be reduced membership will represent.