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  • Nowak re-elected in McHenry County District 1 Nov 4, 2014 11:42 PM
    Republican incumbent Robert Nowak won re-election to represent McHenry County Board’s District 1 Tuesday, while Republican challenger Andrew Gasser appeared set to join him, though his lead over incumbent Democrat Nick Chirikos was so narrow that the winner won't be known until early and provisional votes are counted..

  • Hammerand, Wheeler win McHenry Board Dist. 4 race Nov 4, 2014 11:22 PM
    Incumbent Republican John Hammerand and Republican newcomer Charles Wheeler secured two open seats on the McHenry County Board for District 4, unofficial results show. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Hammerand lead with 7,334 votes, followed by Wheeler with 5,849 votes and Democrat Arne Waltmire trailing with 4,541 votes.

  • Endorsements: Nowak, Chirikos, Gottemoller, Schmidt, Jung, Yensen for McHenry County Board Oct 17, 2014 11:20 AM
    Experience is the key factor in the Daily Herald's endorsements for McHenry County Board districts 1, 3 and 5.

  • McHenry leader cites ‘poor judgment’ in DUI, will enter rehab Oct 10, 2014 11:59 PM
    McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill said she will enter a 30-day inpatient treatment faciliy for alcoholism after her drunken driving arrest at 1:45 a.m. Friday morning in Woodstock. The Woodstock Republican said she had some wine at home and went out to buy asprin when she was pulled over. "It was poor judgment," said Hill, who plans to return to her post after a medical leave of absence and will not resign.

  • McHenry County Board District 5 candidates talk transportation, taxes Oct 2, 2014 5:39 PM
    Improving McHenry County’s transportation infrastructure, keeping the county’s tax levy flat, cutting operational costs and creating jobs were top priorities for candidates running for two seats on the McHenry County Board representing District 5. Incumbents Paula Yensen, 65, of Lake in the Hills, and John Jung, 66, of Woodstock, will face challenger Michael Rein, 49, of Woodstock, in the Nov. 4 election.

  • McHenry County delays vote on horse racing rules Sep 10, 2014 7:18 PM
    The McHenry County Board will continue its review next week on a host of new regulations, including restrictions on horse racing, storage of boats and recreational vehicles, and adult businesses in unincorporated areas. After months of haggling, board members have proposed more than 60 amendments to the “unified development” ordinance that consolidates and streamlines existing regulations on zoning, subdivision and signage.

  • County delays vote on ordinance, new horse racing regulations Aug 5, 2014 6:10 PM
    The McHenry County Board delayed a vote Tuesday on imposing new restrictions for horse racing events in unincorporated areas. But one county board member who has been trying to rally support for allowing horse racing to continue says, “I have not seen a compelling argument why we should be taking existing businesses away from people.”

  • McHenry County seeks input on new development regulations Apr 2, 2014 8:49 PM
    McHenry County is seeking residents' input on its proposed Unified Development Ordinance that primarily consolidates and streamlines existing regulations on zoning, subdivision and signage in unincorporated areas. For property owners and developers who want to know what they can do or not do with their land, “all those regulations will now be in one place,” said Dennis Sandquist, McHenry County director of planning and development.

  • Incumbents come out strong in McHenry County Board GOP races Mar 19, 2014 2:27 PM
    With all precincts reporting in three of four GOP races, updated figures show several incumbents are among those winning nominations for McHenry County Board.

  • Fox Valley voters to decide four referendums Tuesday Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Come Tuesday, voters in Kane and McHenry counties will decide whether to pay more for the care of developmentally disabled residents, if Huntley needs a new indoor turf facility, whether the McHenry County Board chairman should be selected or elected, and if Algonquin can negotiate for lower electricity rates for its residents.

  • McHenry District 5 incumbent takes on 2 challengers Mar 6, 2014 2:12 PM
    The McHenry County Board GOP primary in the 5th District finds three Woodstock men vying for the party’s two nominations: an incumbent looking to cut spending, a challenger with admitted political baggage and a third candidate looking to lower taxes in the county.

  • Endorsement: No on general election for County Board chair Feb 23, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "no" vote on the proposal to select a McHenry County Board chairman through general election.

  • Endorsements for McHenry County Board districts 1, 3, 5, 6 Feb 20, 2014 11:47 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses candidates for primary races in McHenry County Board districts 1, 3, 5 and 6.

  • County moving forward with widening project Feb 11, 2014 12:53 AM
    The McHenry County Board recently approved spending up to $15.9 million for the design phase of the Randall Road widening project.

  • County board candidates talk attracting business, trimming government Feb 6, 2014 5:00 PM
    Reducing the size of government, challenges with drawing businesses to the county, and fixing traffic congestion problems are top priorities for the three Republican candidates vying for a seat on the 24-member McHenry County Board. Candidates Andrew Gasser, 41, of Fox River Grove; incumbent Robert Nowak, 61, of McHenry; and David Stieper, 50, of Barrington Hills will face off in the March 18 primary for a chance to represent District 1, which includes Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Cary, and Fox River Grove.

  • Lake in the Hills opposes Randall-Rt. 62 improvements Jan 21, 2014 7:10 AM
    Lake in the Hills village officials are intent on fighting a McHenry County Division of Transportation proposal for a continuous flow intersection at Randall and Algonquin roads, Village President Paul Mulcahy said last week. The CFI is part of MCDOT's plan to improve the 3˝-mile stretch of Randall Road from Ackman Road to County Line Road in Algonquin. “The county is working with flawed numbers,” Mulcahy said.

  • McHenry County Board keeps power to pick chairman Jan 18, 2013 5:36 PM
    McHenry County Board members decided Friday in an 11-9 vote to continue picking their own chairman instead of leaving it up to the public. Earlier this week, 11 county board members organized a special meeting to see whether there was enough support to put the issue to referendum in April.

  • McHenry board may ask voters to elect chairman Jan 16, 2013 4:50 PM
    A coterie of McHenry County Board members are starting a movement in hopes of getting voters to weigh in on the selection of the next county board chairman. Friday morning, the board will hold a special meeting in which members are expected to take a vote on whether to establish a referendum that would let the public choose the next county board chair. At the moment, county board members elevate one of their own to board

  • Ten-year veteran is new McHenry County Board chairman Dec 3, 2012 5:04 PM
    Ten-year veteran Tina Hill is new chairman of the McHenry County Board, while Ken Koehler, the longest serving chairman in the county's history with eight years on the job, failed to get re-elected at the organizational meeting Monday.

  • New McHenry County Board member to resign from school post Nov 14, 2012 3:36 PM
    Huntley Unit District 158 school board President Michael Skala, who was elected to the McHenry County Board last week, decided against holding two offices at the same time so he could see through a long-standing lawsuit about building construction.

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