McHenry County Board member Pamela Althoff
A proposed cannabis reform bill won’t get further consideration until at least the General Assembly’s fall veto session after stakeholders failed to come to an agreement during the spring session’s final stretch.
Marijuana dispensary EarthMed is set to open dispensary by late summer at what is currently a Panera Bread, 1711 N. Richmond Road, McHenry.
Nearly 40 residents spoke Tuesday at the McHenry County Law and Government Committee meeting about a resolution denouncing the new gun ban in Illinois
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 Republicans running for the McHenry County Board in District 6 said they worry about how the county will pay for new requirements mandated in the SAFE-T Act, while their Democratic opponent said she thinks many of those requirements help make the area better.
McHenry County voters weighed in Tuesday on who they want to represent them on the newly redrawn and condensed County Board.
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.
An affordable housing project in McHenry has been helped along by McHenry County to the tune of almost $2 million, but will still need other funding and final approval from City Council before construction begins.
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 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
McHenry County Board members currently make $21,000 plus benefits and are asked to reevaluate their salary every 10 years
Resolution will be considered by second committee next Thursday; activists say action at the local level is sends an important message