Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading

Rauner Requests FEMA Aid for McHenry and Other Counties

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner requests FEMA teams for flood damage assessments Assessments will start Friday in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties SPRINGFIELD (Aug. 17, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Continue reading

Defenders Take to the River Clean-Up Next Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: It’s Our River Day ‘16 Woodstock, IL – September 7, 2016 – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Village of Algonquin are sponsoring the 9th annual “It’s Our River … Continue reading

Algonquin Fire Department Rescues Canoeist Before They Go Over Dam, Three Minute Response Time

A press release from the Alqonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois, Water Rescue Incident At 7:18 a.m., July 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report of a boat … Continue reading

Pontoon Almost Goes over the Algonquin Dam

A press release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Route 62 Bridge at Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois – Swift Water Incident At 12:17 p.m., June 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report … Continue reading