County Seeks Input on Hazardzs Mitigation Plan

A press release from the McHenry County Board: Notice for Public Review and Comment of the 2016 McHenry County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan McHenry County, in partnership with participating jurisdictions, has completed a draft update of the County’s hazard mitigation … Continue reading

Political, Governmental & Religious Booths at the County Fair – Part 3

Going outside the exhibit halls is a bit like looking for free range chickens. The first “non-caged” political entity was the Huntley Area Tea Party tent. The group was conducted a penny presidential poll. I was told there was a … Continue reading

McHenry County Emergency Management Agency Director Off to FEMA Leaders Academy

A press release from McHenry County: WOODSTOCK, IL, David Christensen, Director of McHenry County Emergency Management Agency has been accepted to attend the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Leaders Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). The … Continue reading

County’s Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Being Reviewed on Election Day

A press release from McHenry County: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HEARING WOODSTOCK, IL, McHenry County Emergency Management Agency will host its fourth annual review of the McHenry County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at: … Continue reading

Not Enough Homes with Large Enough Losses from June Downpour to Qualify Area for SBA Assistance

A July 24th email to McHenry County Emergency Management Agency Director David Christensen: As a follow-up to our conversation regarding the flooding event of June 26, I commend your forward thinking to pursue assistance for your residences by completing the … Continue reading

County & State Announce Contest for Weather Alert Radios Now that Tornado Time Is Upon Us

Yesterday, before a tornado devastating Harrisburg in Southern Illinois, the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency released this press release: Local, State Emergency Management Officials Launch Weather Alert Radio Contest March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois McHENRY COUNTY, IL- … Continue reading

Some Federal Tax Money Returns – $1.6 Million for February Blizzard

It will probably come as no surprise to most that McHenry County taxpayers have more money extracted from their checking accounts than is returned. But here comes news from county government that we got some back.  When one adds up … Continue reading

Hoffman Estate’s David Christensen to Head McHenry County Emergency Management Agency

The McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to Hoffman Estates’ Emergency Management Agency Director David Christensen to assume the post in McHenry County. The Round Lake resident will take over the position that Barry Valentine has … Continue reading