McHenry County Board picks Christopher Spoerl to fill vacancy

By KEVIN P. CRAVER WOODSTOCK – With few fireworks and little fanfare, the McHenry County Board appointed Christopher Spoerl to fill its vacant seat. Board members voted at a special meeting Thursday, 20-2, to appoint the Republican from Cary to fill the remaining term of Andrew Gasser, who stepped down in May after his election as Algonquin Township highway commissioner. Spoerl [Read More]

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Fox River flooding: Gov. Bruce Rauner visits McHenry County areas affected by floodwaters

July 17, 2017 Gov. Bruce Rauner visited McHenry County Sunday after declaring it a disaster area, and residents along the Fox River continued to protect their homes from flooding throughout the weekend. Five days after Janet and Doug McAllister moved their belongings into their dream getaway home on the Fox River, they had to remove [Read More]

McHenry County agencies come together to provide aid to flood victims

By LINDSAY GLOOR JOHNSBURG – About 30 agencies joined together to offer a multiagency resource center for flood victims Friday in Johnsburg. For McHenry County residents such as Harold and Carole Curran, it was exactly what they needed. “Nobody wanted to help, and now we’re able to find so many,” Carole Curran said. “They gave us stuff we hadn’t [Read More]