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Past articles by Kevin:

Documents reveal push by Lake in the Hills Sanitary District to close Kane County land purchase

Lake in the Hills Sanitary District officials appeared desperate to close any land deal they could in Kane County to foil attempts to consolidate it into village government, records show. → Read More

McHenry County Board waiving permit fees for flood-damaged homes

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County government likely will waive its building and stormwater management permit fees for repairs made to structures damaged by recent flooding. → Read More

Wednesday night storms in McHenry County add to flood-ravaged Fox River

The monsoon rains that pummeled McHenry County on Wednesday night did what officials and flood-weary residents watching the swollen Fox River feared. → Read More

Fox River receding projected to stop with new round of heavy rain

Another 1 to 2 inches of rain – possibly accompanied by severe weather – is forecast through Saturday morning for the flood-swollen Fox River. → Read More

McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio announces candidacy for county clerk

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Recorder Joe Tirio, who ran to abolish the office altogether, made official his intent to run for the county clerk’s office into which the recorder will be folded with voter approval. → Read More

McHenry County Board to honor heroic response to Marengo house explosion

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will start its Tuesday meeting by honoring people who responded to last month’s Marengo home explosion. → Read More

Fox River flooding continues Monday, nature may not cooperate in recovery

The Fox River appears to be cresting in McHenry, and its anticipated crest on Tuesday in Algonquin will be slightly lower than first projected. → Read More

McHenry County braces for 'unprecedented' Fox River flood

Gov. Rauner proclaims McHenry, Lake and Kane counties disaster areas → Read More

Lake in the Hills Sanitary District trustees vote to undo annexation, land purchase

New trustees vote to undo annexation, land purchase → Read More

Local representative defends vote for 32-percent state income tax increase

State Rep. Steven Andersson got a 25-second ovation from his fellow Illinois House lawmakers when he said June 30 that they would “do the right thing” and “do it together” to finally pass a state budget after three years without one. → Read More

Madigan concedes budget deal won't happen today

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan conceded Friday morning that a budget deal won’t happen today, and implored the major bond ratings agencies not to downgrade the state’s credit rating to junk status. → Read More

County Board approves McHenry County Conservation District budget

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved a 2018 maintenance budget for the McHenry County Conservation District that contained few, if any, surprises. → Read More

Marengo interchange continues, Longmeadow stops under IDOT budget shutdown

McHenry County leaders who have waited a long time for a Marengo interchange at Interstate 90 and Route 23 will not have their dream delayed if state lawmakers can’t come to an agreement on a budget. → Read More

McHenry County Board approves March referendum to eliminate recorder's office

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County voters will decide in March whether to keep or consolidate the office of recorder of deeds. → Read More

McHenry County school districts ponder cutoff of state funding without Illinois budget deal

Some of McHenry County’s school districts say that school will open as scheduled in the fall, even if they lose funding because state lawmakers can’t agree on a budget. → Read More

No opposition from McHenry County Board ahead of vote for referendum to abolish recorder

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board members asked few questions and expressed no opposition Thursday regarding a proposed referendum to abolish the recorder’s office. → Read More

No injuries in airplane crash that closes Lake in the Hills Airport

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills Airport remains closed after a twin-engine plane landed without its landing gear late Thursday morning. → Read More

Crystal Lake City Council tightens parking restrictions at another District 47 school

CRYSTAL LAKE – For the second straight meeting, the Crystal Lake City Council imposed parking restrictions near a District 47 school. → Read More

How to read your McHenry County property tax bill

The property tax bill you received in the mail contains three parts – a detailed description of the taxes you owe and how they are calculated, and the two tear-off stubs to be mailed with both installments. For our purposes, we will refer to the description section as your bill. → Read More

New Algonquin Township highway commissioner fires predecessor's sons-in-law in first minutes on the job

Local 150 files grievance over "outrageous" action → Read More