Our view: Support for school-municipal zoning bill
We support legislation filed by state Sen. Pam Althoff that seeks to clear up any ambiguity in state law by giving municipalities zoning authority over school districts within their borders.
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Towns in McHenry County struggling to fill largest retail vacancies
The City of McHenry is looking to fill some of its empty storefronts, in particular the former Walmart site along the city's Route 31 corridor, Deputy City Administrator Doug Martin said.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Co-op to screen film on need for grocery store
CRYSTAL LAKE – In its push for a member-owned and operated grocery store, the McHenry County Food Cooperative will show a documentary highlighting the benefits such stores bring to communities.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Weekend picks: Jim Belushi opens COD's McAninch Arts Center
The Fox River Shiver features costumed divers for chairity at Broken Oar Beach in Port Barrington on Sunday, March 9. See a wide variety of glassware and more at the 42nd Annual Antique American Glass and Pottery Show and Sale.
The Soccer Stadium Deal Ersal Ozdemir And Peter Wilt Don't Want To Talk About
When Indy Eleven team owner Ersal Ozdemir and the team's general manager, Peter Wilt, hit the State House hallways this session with a team of high-paid lobbyists to convince state lawmakers that a state financing deal for their proposed $87 million soccer stadium was a win-win bet, it's pretty safe to assume they weren't talking too much about ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
McHenry library offers demos of free language program
McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library is highlighting a free foreign language program it offers as part of National Foreign Languages Week.
Gonsiorek is exceptional
It's true. What is more important than our county government? That's what makes a great place to live.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Gun owners march on state Capitol, want to 'liberalize' concealed carry
SPRINGFIELD ­­- A sea of yellow “Don't Tread on Me” flags flew over the front lawn of the state Capitol Wednesday as gun owners from across the state marched up the steps, called out lawmakers and crowded into the first-floor rotunda.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
McHenry Rotary club plans St. Patrick's Day celebration
The parade, hosted by the Rotary Club of McHenry – Sunrise, will start at 1 p.m. March 16. The route will follow Main and Green streets, ending at Veterans Memorial Park on Pearl Street.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
McHenry moves forward with recreation center, wastewater plant projects
McHENRY – Two big-ticket projects moved ahead Monday evening despite concerns the city might not be getting the best price.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
State Sen. Pamela Althoff proposes bill to solidify city zoning authority over school districts
CRYSTAL LAKE – State Sen. Pamela Althoff has introduced legislation to prevent disputes over zoning authority between school districts and municipalities in hopes of avoiding situations similar to the court battle between District 155 and Crystal Lake.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Flooded Nunda neighborhood fed up with water issues
McHENRY – Homeowners in a rural McHenry subdivision are dealing with soggy basements in the aftermath of a water line break that flooded the neighborhood with sulfur-smelling water, several residents say.
I-90 Crossroad Bridges Slated to Close in March as Tollway Widening Project Continues
Seven local crossroad bridges carrying traffic over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Boone, McHenry and Kane counties are scheduled to close in March for removal and reconstruction as part of the Illinois Tollway's I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project.
Lake County News-Sun
Bill to abolish Fox Waterway Agency 'won't fade away'
In this Sept. 2, 1999, file photo, what's left of Grass Island near the geo tube, which is the eastern boundary of the 25-acre island the Fox Waterway Agency is restoring.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Fundraising escalates as St. Baldrick's Day shave approaches
McHENRY – As the annual St. Baldrick's Day shave approaches, a coalition of McHenry schools and organizations is hosting several fundraisers aimed at promoting awareness and support.
The Washington Post
Hog Futures Rise to Record on Supply Woes as Pig Virus Spreads
Hog futures rose to a record, joining this month's cattle rally to an all-time high, as supply concerns mounted amid a spreading virus that kills piglets and signs emerged that Russia may lift a ban on U.S. pork imports.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Men from Elk Grove, Rosemont charged with drug crimes
Two Northwest suburban men are facing drug charges after police discovered cocaine worth about $9,000 in their car this week in McHenry, authorities said.
Human resources group to host meeting
McHENRY – Stateline SHRM will host a breakfast program March 13 titled “One small step for HR, One giant leap for HR Leadership in your Organization,” presented by Jeni Neuman, the executive director of People2Result LLC. As a human resources professional, Neuman has more than 20 years of experience.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
WINGs to host 'Woman of Accomplishment' lunch
The event will feature Nancy Tunberg, vice president/branch manager of First Midwest Bank.
Low: New businesses, road projects among McHenry's accomplishments
McHENRY – Despite a challenging economy, the city has brought in more businesses, implemented new programs and has several large road projects lined up, the mayor said during the annual State of McHenry address.