McHenry County Defenders to Vote on Name Change

The board of the McHenry County Defenders apparently doesn’t like the organization’s name.

It’s had its name since the group was formed after splitting from the Defenders of the Fox, primarily an anti-Fox Valley Freeway (really a tollway) group.

The suggested name?

“The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County.”

The email says it “better reflects who we are and what we do.”

When one abandons a brand name as well known as is the McHenry County Defenders, it will take a long time for the new name to reach the current name’s state of recognition.

A membership vote will be taken at the annual corn roast and pot luck supper at Bill and Alice Howenstine’s Pioneer Tree Farm, 4614 Pioneer Road (Located 1/2 mile off Route 31, three miles north of McHenry).

The vote will be taken at 5 PM. Eats at 5:30 on Sunday, August 17th.

The McHenry County Defenders is arguably the largest political organization in McHenry County. Those objecting to that description surely would not disagree that it is a major and respected political force.

Just ask the Crystal Lake City Council and the McHenry County College Board.

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