McHenry County Board member Michael Skala
McHenry County Board members decided to give the public more time to weigh in the proposed speed reduction.
Proponents argued the raises for McHenry County assistant state's attorneys and public defenders will help the county attract and retain lawyers.
Raises are being sought for prosecutors and public defenders in McHenry County to make them more competitive. But the discussion led to accusations of politicking.
Stretches of Lakewood Road in Lake in the Hills are being considered for speed limit reductions.
A former Aldi in Woodstock will become the McHenry County Elections Center, with plans to move in before the general election in November.
McHenry County is considering renting out a former Aldi to use as an election center and polling place.
The $247 million McHenry County budget was approved along with a levy that will raise property taxes slightly for homeowners and businesses.
While Kane County hopes its neighbors will help foot the bill for its Longmeadow Parkway project and keep it from becoming a tollway, some officials in McHenry County are hesitant about what’s being asked.
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.
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.
With a possible property tax increase looming for the McHenry County Board, one candidate running in District 9 said he supports a boost to keep up with inflation, while his two opponents think cuts can make up the difference.