Civic Federation Calculates Some Tax Burdens

The Civic Federation has issued a report entitled, “ESTIMATED EFFECTIVE PROPERTY TAX RATES 2007-2016: Selected Municipalities in Northeastern Illinois.” For McHenry County, it has calculated effective tax rates for four communities: Woodstock – 3.6% Harvard – 3.47% Algonquin – 3.09% … Continue reading

Mexican Who Passed Counterfeit Money in Harvard, Marengo & Elsewhere Pleads Guilty

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: MEXICAN CITIZEN PLEADS GUILTY TO BANK FRAUD SCHEME ROCKFORD — A Mexican citizen pled guilty today in federal court before U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard to bank fraud. JAVIER SANTOS SUAREZ … Continue reading

Obscene Social Media Messages to 15-Year Old Harvard Girl Lead to Arrest of 19-Year Old Wonder Lake Man

From the Harvard Police Department: TRANSMISSION OF OBSCENE MESSAGES On 10-16-18 at 2034 hrs, a Harvard Resident (m-45 yoa and f-41 yoa) reported an unknown male subject was sending their juvenile daughter (f-15 yoa) disturbing messages on social media. After a … Continue reading

Harvard Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: RUBEN POPOCA-GARCIA FOUND GUILTY BY JURY OF AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 41-year-old Ruben Popoca-Garcia of Harvard, Illinois, was found guilty after a … Continue reading

District 6 Dems Plan Coffee in Harvard Saturday

From the website of the McHenry County Democratic Party: SATURDAY COFFEE IN HARVARD Strategize with the Facts and Issues SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2018 AT 9:30 AM HOME EVENTS MEETINGS  D6 SATURDAY COFFEE IN HARVARD Meet and greet other concerned voters … Continue reading

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