Prim Woodstock Fundraiser

Last Thursday Bill Prim’s campaign for McHenry County Sheriff held a fundraiser at the Red Mill Inn. This has been a place frequented by Sheriff’s Deputies since 1966-1970 Sheriff John Carroll bought the place. Now it’s owner is fully on … Continue reading

Valley Hi Surplus Discussed by Public Health Committee

Today I went to the 8:30 AM meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Public Health Committee. Lots of interesting information surfaced as budgets from various departments were outlined. During the public comment time, I asked for an explanation of the … Continue reading

County Cuts Losses of Housing Federal Prisoners $10 a Day – Part 1

The debate on Tuesday about housing Federal prisoners in the McHenry County Jail started with Law & Justice Committee Chairman Sue Draffkorn trying to set the terms of debate. With regard to the ten-year agreement with the Feds, Draffkorn pointed … Continue reading

County Board Discussing Gun Discharge Ordinance

The Natural and Environmental Resources Committee met March 17 and discussed, among other things, an ordinance to prohibit the discharge of a firearm. Below is the ordinance in searchable form: Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Firearms in Unincorporated McHenry County … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 2

Next up in the McHenry County Board debate on the widening of Randall Road and the reconstruction of its intersection with Algonquin Road was Mike Walkup. Walkup  complained about the excessive population figures used in the analysis. He urged the … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 1

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog brought the County Board’s consideration of the $9 million Phase II contract up to the debate on the Randall Road resolution. Transportation Chairwoman Anna May Miller read a prepared statement which referred to a poll on … Continue reading

Next Phase of Randall Road Expansion Gets County Board Approval

Today the McHenry County Board approved Phase II of the probably the biggest capital improvement project in McHenry County history. The vote was 15-7, with Michele Aavang, Yvonne Barnes, Diane Evertsen, John Hammerand, Donna Kurtz, Ersel Schuster and Michael Walkup … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

708 Board’s Audit Committee Takes Conciliatory Stance Toward TAG

The Audit Committee of the McHenry County Mental Health Board met this morning to hear the audit findings on The Advantage Group, known as “TAG” for short. The first part of the meeting was a presentation of findings the inside … Continue reading