McHenry County needs a Chairman to Reign in Spending

Process starts to find replacement for former McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser

By KEVIN P. CRAVER – kcraver@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board declared former member Andrew Gasser’s seat vacant, officially starting the process to select a replacement. Board members voted to approve the declaration Tuesday, a month after Gasser, of Fox River Grove, stepped down to assume the office of Algonquin Township highway commissioner, which [Read More]

Lake County Board chairman talks consolidation, sharing services with McHenry County Board

By KEVIN P. CRAVER – kcraver@shawmedia.com WOODSTOCK – McHenry and Lake counties in the early years of Illinois statehood were one entity until lawmakers split them. They still shared many things together, such as a combined judicial circuit, but over time those services split. But with taxpayers in both counties now suffering under one of [Read More]