Revised Referendum Numbers

Here are the election results for referendums throughout McHenry County’s cities, townships and park districts. The more complete results for the McHenry High School District referendum to allow the borrowing of $44 million: … Continue reading

Opposition to McHenry High School and McHenry City Tax Hike Bond Referendums Shows Up in Mailboxes

The committee to hike taxes in McHenry High School District 156 got $2,000 from each of the car dealers in McHenry, so they are rolling in cash. Until now, no opposition has reared its head except, McHenry County Board member … Continue reading

What McHenry City Officials Say Will Happened to Tax Bills Depending on How Residents Vote on the Tax Hik Referendums this Fall

The City of McHenry’s Parks & Recreation Department has put out the following chart showing what will happen to taxes under various combinations of voter action: … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Chuck Wheeler Opposes Tax Hike Referendums in McHenry

From McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler: Chuck Wheeler on McHenry Referendum Questions First the City of McHenry placed a referendum on the November ballot to fund a $30 million water park and rec center. As if that’s not enough, … Continue reading

Route 31 McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Supporters Threatened

From Republican Precinct Committeeman Jamie Grubich: Demonstrators threatened with arrest by city alderman On Sunday, August 12, 2018, after church, fourteen friends, family members and pets gathered for a one hour peaceful demonstration to create additional awareness among McHenry residents … Continue reading

29-Year Old Man, Formerly from McHenry, Now in Mexico, Convicted in Absentia for Domestic Crimes

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: ISABEL ZARATE-GONZALEZ FOUND GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED DOMESTIC BATTERY, DOMESTIC BATTERY, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 29-year-old Isabel Zarate-Gonzalez, formerly of McHenry, Illinois, was … Continue reading

Health Department Closing McHenry Office

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Health Department to consolidate locations WIC and FCM services will no longer be available in the city of McHenry WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health’s Women Infants and Children … Continue reading

Steve Stanek Fills Folks In on Local TIFs

The op-ed piece, originally published in the Northwest Herald, is published here with the permission of author Steve Stanek: McHenry’s Steve Stanek’s Take on Tax Increment Financing Districts The Huntley Outlet Center was supposed to send a flow of tax … Continue reading