McHenry County Board member Kelli Wegener
With nine new McHenry County Board members being seated this month, members, both new and old, say their priorities are tackling inflation, making progress on Valley Hi, and doling out federal money
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.
Unofficial results for the newly downsized McHenry County Board show 13 Republicans to five Democrats. Of those potential winners, eight new faces could be on the board, making up nearly half of the body.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McHenry County Board determined Tuesday how it will stagger the terms of its members for the next decade.
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.
The resolution to increase the sheriff’s pay will see the position receive $163,200 annually, about $10,000 more than originally planned in 2023 and 2024.
Voting information cards with new polling locations went out before the McHenry County Board voted on the changes
A stoplight could eventually be installed at an intersection near Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake after some officials expressed concerns over student safety at the spot.