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Our view: Taxpayers must keep up pressure
Of Illinois' nearly 7,000 units of government, McHenry County has 30 municipalities, 19 school districts, 17 townships, 17 fire protection districts, 13 library districts, four park districts, two sanitary districts and two cemetery districts.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Quinn signs bill allowing some governments to consolidate
A bill that gives some of the state's most esoteric and obscure units of local government the power to eliminate themselves is now law.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Grooming bill inspired by Amati investigation signed into law
A law inspired by the grooming allegations made against Woodstock Police Sgt. Cip Amati was signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn Friday.
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Cape Cod Times
At farmers markets, a shortage of farmers
Last year, Qae-Dah Muhammad started a farmers market on Chicago's South Side in an effort to get neighborhood children eating healthy foods, rather than the chips and nachos she saw them munching on.
Part of the Family
MARENGO – The first punch came out of nowhere – an unexpected jab that landed on Carrie Taylor's ear.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Visit, walk through Marengo history at open house Sunday
Stop by Saturday during the open house of the 1867 limestone Pringle one-room schoolhouse.
In McHenry County, sweet corn season starts strong
Lizzy Panzica of Hampshire sells Keith Reinarcher of Marango sweet corn at the Goebbert's farm stand along Illinos Route 176 in Marengo.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Purple Heart monument to be unveiled Thursday
WOODSTOCK – After roughly seven months of preparation and planning, a Purple Heart monument signifying McHenry County's appreciation for wounded veterans will be unveiled Thursday.
MCCD to showcase meteors, constellations
Families can lay out on blankets at the Marengo Ridge Conservation Area and wait for meteors at an upcoming event.
Sun Aug 03, 2014
4-Hers get 'payday' at McHenry County Fair
WOODSTOCK – As an auctioneer rattled off increasing prices, youngsters one-by-one guided their animals such as goats, cows, steers and hogs around a pen for people to bid on.
Sat Aug 02, 2014
Detour: Small projects starting, finishing in Huntley and Marengo
We start off this week's installment of Detour with one new minor project popping up in Huntley, another coming to an end, and a finished project in Marengo.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Celebrating Herb Franks' half century of service
Former president of the Illinois State Bar Association Herb Franks arrives at Checkers for lunch Monday in Union.
Prospect Street construction in Marengo concludes
MARENGO – Both traffic lanes are open along a newly-widened Prospect Street, as construction crews this week put the finishing touches on the $3 million road project in Marengo.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
McHenry County Fair Association recommits to fairgrounds
Trent Harp , 13, of Marengo leads his steer into the trailer Tuesday before heading to the McHenry County Fairgrounds.
McHenry County Fair opens Wednesday
For Susan Simons of Marengo, the McHenry County Fair has been a staple summer event since her daughter started participating in a 4-H club 13 years ago.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Marengo Park District looks for a new leader
MARENGO – A park district trying to regain the public's trust is now looking for a new leader to help move past the financial problems that have defined the Marengo district for decades.
Foreign Trade Zones a rewarding option for some businesses
Forklift maker UniCarriers Americas in Marengo saves more than $1.5 million a year with a foreign trade zone designation.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Marengo churches join to create Faith and Family Day
On Saturday, July 26, the Marengo Clergy Alliance, with the help of community businesses and organizations, will be celebrating the first Marengo Faith and Family Day.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Lake in the Hills standoff ends peacefully
A suicidal man is in custody after barricading himself in a house in the 100 block of Deerpath Road in Lake in the Hills on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Historical schoolhouse, cemetery open to public
MARENGO – Artifacts unearthed at a 1867 limestone one-room schoolhouse as well as a pre-Civil War cemetery will be on display this August.