2016 Statistics for McHenry County Schools – Demographic Data

A while ago, a commenter asked for more information about schools than whether and how much they increased or decreased taxes since last year. While data for 2017 is not available, that for 2016 is. A Friend of McHenry County … Continue reading

Man Killed by Motor Vehicle While Walking Across Route 14 in Harvard

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski: Harvard Pedestrian Death McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Anne Majewski, announced this afternoon that her office is investigating the death of a Harvard man who died yesterday evening after a motor vehicle-pedestrian … Continue reading

13-Year Old Harvard Boy Charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault & Abuse

From the Harvard Police Department: AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT On 04-13- 18 at 0700 hrs, a complaint was received from the Department of Children and Family Services regarding an abuse allegation. On 04-25- 18 at 1200 hrs after a thorough … Continue reading

A GOP Precinct Letter from Harvard

William Matteson, a Republican Precinct Committeeman from Harvard, sent the following letter to his neighbors: Good grief it’s that time of the year again early voting has started on February 8th and March 5th at various voting Locations… the Primary … Continue reading

15-Year Old Harvard High Male Sexter Identified

From the Harvard Police Department: Distribution of Harmful Material On 01/11/2018, the Harvard Police Department was contacted by several parents of Harvard School District 50, in reference to approximately fifteen students receiving inappropriate images and sexually explicit electronic messages via … Continue reading

County Historical Preservation Commission Accuses Franks of “Cowardice” for Kissing Up to Chinese Motorola Buyer

The following comes from McHenry County Historical Preservation Commission Chairman Jim McConnell in a comment under the story: McHenry County Historical Commission Chairman Justifies Coventry House Support by McHenry County Board “County Board Chairman Jack Franks wrote a letter yesterday … Continue reading

McHenry County Historical Commission Chairman Justifies Coventry House Support by McHenry County Board

A letter from James G. McConnell to McHenry County Board members about the historic house on the old Motorola property in Harvard: County Board Chairman Jack Franks County Board PED Committee Members County Board Members City of Harvard Mayor Michael … Continue reading

Historical Society Asks County Board Help to Save Harvard’s Coventry House

Comments from McHenry County Historical Society Exec Kurt Begalka to the McHenry County Board: I am here tonight to speak on behalf of the historic 1855 Coventry farmstead in Harvard – which this body landmarked nearly 18 months ago and … Continue reading

17-Year Old Harvard Teen Arrested at High School for Strangling 17-Year Old Family Member

From the Harvard Police Department: AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY/UNLAWFUL RESTRAINT On Wednesday 09-20-2017 at about 1014 hrs, Police responded to the Harvard High School for a report of adomestic battery that happened in the 900 block of N. Jefferson earlier in … Continue reading