McHenry County Board member Kelli Wegener
A day many local activists have hoped for arrives Saturday when Illinois law requires McHenry County’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to end and the county jail is no longer home to people in ICE custody.
Democratic leaders said the map making process lacked transparency after it was unveiled Thursday ahead of Tuesday's vote
“I think they will see the same level of success we saw once they get their programs up and running,” Woodstock's police chief said. “I’m willing to say they will wish they had them sooner.”
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.
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 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.
“I’m losing staff. I lost five day-shift staff [members] in a week to the hospital,” Valley Hi Nursing Home administrator Tom Annarella said
Up to $29 million from the American Rescue Plan could be available to small units of government and non-profit organizations later this year
Some McHenry County Board members wanted to address inequalities they saw between their own benefits and those for part-time employees
The McHenry County Board approved a new map Tuesday dividing up what parts of the county its soon-to-be reduced membership will represent.