McHenry, Illinois City Council news, articles and more from the Northwest Herald and Shaw Local
The McHenry City Council on Monday night signed off on purchasing the building and property at 1219 Green Street for future downtown project, and funds for additional remediation in the area.
McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett's 2024 music festival, fundraiser for park projects, gets thumbs up from city council this week.
Without increasing its levy, McHenry faces a six-figure shortfall, and there are $18 million in desired projects that would not be funded.
The proposal would allow open containers of alcohol on downtown sidewalks, in two parks and the Riverwalk during the warmer months as a one-year trial.
If the city council likes the idea, McHenry could allow open containers and public consumption of alcohol in the downtown business district next year.
The city of MdHenry knows it has 312 lead service lines to homes and businesses that must be replaced beginning in 2027, with cost estimated at $10,000 per home.
The McHenry City Council will consider this week putting more funding into a popular program designed to help building owners improve their exteriors.
On Mondays's city council agenda, McHenry trustees approved deals for new, existing and yet-to-come businesses in the city.
A gravel mine proposal from Super Aggregates and Jack Pease was tabled from Monday's McHenry City Council meeting, who will instead vote on wether to approve a hydraulic study for the proposed wet mine operation.
Robert Justen asked the McHenry City Council last fall about the possibility for a beer and wine liquor license. A compromise agreement would allow caterers to provide the alcohol families request.
The McHenry City Council plans for mayor, human resources and a consultant to interview up to five finalists for its city administrator role and to begin recruiting after the new council is seated in May.
Here are updated results throughout Tuesday night on municipal elections in McHenry County
McHenry saw higher-than-expected revenues in the past year from property, sales and income tax and gaming operations, looking at potential additional increases in 2023-24
The McHenry City Council is set to vote on an agreement with Geneva-based developer Shodeen and future potential development at former wastewater treatment site, Green Street parcels now owned by the city.
Nearly four dozen of the local races in McHenry County will be competitive on Tuesday, as voters head to the polls to decide who will lead their school boards, municipalities, libraries and parks.