McHenry County Board member Theresa Meshes
McHenry County sought to regulate solar farms with a set of conditions but, after being sued, is now repealing them.
McHenry County is considering renting out a former Aldi to use as an election center and polling place.
Most of the McHenry County Board's debate about the quarter-percent sales tax referendum was whether it should appear in March or November.
The list of candidates for next year’s elections began to take shape this week. On the ballot next year are countywide offices, two county-level judicial vacancies and seats on the McHenry County Board and in the Illinois House and Congress.
The $247 million McHenry County budget was approved along with a levy that will raise property taxes slightly for homeowners and businesses.
The McHenry County Board voted Tuesday evening to change the zoning allowing the creation of six new solar farms, mostly in western McHenry County.
During an at-times contentious meeting filled with public comment and back-and-forth questions about civil liberties, safety and morality, the McHenry County Board passed a resolution opposing Illinois’ recent gun ban.
McHenry County Board members almost unanimously denied a request to turn a single-family home into a care facility for older adults.
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.
The McHenry County Board approved raising its portion of residents' property taxes, which will add about $14 onto a $7,000 bill.
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.
Safety for McHenry County Board District 1 candidates is not just about the SAFE-T Act and its potential effects here, the candidates said. Safety also needs to include police body cameras, reducing drug-related crimes, and ensuring access to mental health care.
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.
Monday marked the last day for candidates and parties to file for vacant ballot spots that did not see anybody nominated during the primary.