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  • While the assessed value of her Crystal Lake house has decreased by $12,000 over the past two years, Barbara Rogers' property tax bill increased $900.

    Housing crash pushed bigger tax load onto seniorsNov 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    A property tax relief program intended to save Illinois senior citizens hundreds of dollars on their annual tax bills has had the opposite effect since property values began their steep nosedive since 2009. Because of the way the "senior freeze" is set up, the declining value of properties is actually making seniors pay more than ever before. “It's the law of unintended consequences,” said Craig Dovel, DuPage County's supervisor of assessments.

     
  • Woman seriously hurt in McHenry motorized scooter accident Jul 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    A 51-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after a McHenry accident involving a motorized scooter, officials said. Emergency crews were dispatched at 8:21 p.m. to the 5800 block of Fieldstone Trail and found the victim lying on the roadside.

     
  • Two dead in McHenry in separate incidents Mar 8, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two people died in separate incidents early Friday morning in McHenry, officials said. A seventh-grade girl died after a fire in a single-family home. And a man in the same subdivision died after high levels of carbon monoxide were found in a home.

     
  • Marsha Nelson: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Marsha Nelson, running for McHenry Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Carol Perschke, running for McHenry Township Assessor (4-year Term)

    Carol Perschke: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Carol Perschke, running for McHenry Township Assessor (4-year Term)

     
  • Craig Adams: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Craig Adams, running for McHenry Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Mary Mahady: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Mary Mahady, running for McHenry Township Assessor (4-year Term)

     
  • Neal Schepler: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Neal Schepler, running for McHenry Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Scott Wieck: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Scott Wieck, running for McHenry Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Bruce Novak: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Bruce Novak, running for McHenry Township Clerk (4-year Term)

     
  • Doug Carlile: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Doug Carlile, running for McHenry Township Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Leon VanEvery: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Leon VanEvery, running for McHenry Township Highway Commissioner (4-year Term)

     
  • Donna Schaefer: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Donna Schaefer, running for McHenry Township Supervisor (4-year Term)

     
  • Glenn Swanson

    Officials in 31 suburban townships get automatic raisesAug 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    While most American workers have spent the past four years getting by with stagnating wages, or making even less than in years before, a segment of government employees is doing just fine. Elected officials in 31 suburban townships combined to make $661,387 more this year than they did in 2009. In many cases, they gave themselves the raises -- and they're getting ready to do it again.

     
  • McHenry-area stable fire ruled accidental; all horses accounted for Apr 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Investigators have a few theories but can only speculate what caused the stable fire that killed 18 horses Wednesday evening near McHenry, leading officials to rule the blaze accidental and of undetermined origin. Officials are also certain that all horses have been found and accounted for.

     
  • Johnsburg man dies after falling through ice Sunday night Feb 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Johnsburg man died Sunday after falling through the ice into a retention pond behind his home while ice skating with his son, authorities said.

     
  • Lower juror pay, mileage proposed in McHenry County Nov 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    The McHenry County Board will be considering a cost-saving proposal that changes how jurors get paid and decreases their mileage reimbursement rate.

     
  • McHenry man gets 4th DUI in 14 months Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    A19-year-old McHenry man with a history driving under the influence of alcohol has been charged with his fourth DUI in 14 months after a dirt bike crash Tuesday night, according to police. Christopher E. Benjamin has been charged with aggravated DUI and driving on a suspended license following the accident at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday night, said Sgt. Karen Groves of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department.

     
  • McHenry teen facing fourth DUI chargeJun 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    A 19-year-old McHenry man has been charged with driving under the influence for the fourth time in the past 14 months after crashing a dirt bike with his girlfriend on the back Tuesday night, according to police.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
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