Parts of northern Illinois are now under a 3/5 for severe potential
Northern Illinois braces for severe weather with record-breaking warmth, potential hail storms, and a dramatic temperature drop. A 3/5 severe threat looms over DeKalb, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago, Boone, and McHenry counties, with snow showers and gusty winds to follow. Stay alert for late afternoon and evening developments.
Strong to severe storms likely ahead of powerful cold front
The Storm Prediction Center placed part of the viewing area under an enhanced risk of severe storms later today. The level 3 of 5 risk includes a portion of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, and DeKalb Counties across northern Illinois. It also includes most of Walworth County in southern Wisconsin. The majority of the remainder of the Stateline is under a slight risk (2 of 5). As the graphic above shows, there is a sharp cut off for those that will likely see severe storms to those that don’t at all. This has to do with the placement of the cold front.
Dark Money Supporting Mental Health Sales Tax Hike
The sign at the County Administrative Building in Woodstock. Also seen are signs for Deena Krieger, the Republican candidate for County Board District 5. It’s small but it’s there at the bottom. Another Tax plea? How bout’ just repurposing those Hate Has No Home signs, to Suicides and...
Mchenry County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 43 Incidents and 6 Crime Stories
Mchenry County Feb 26 Weekly Crime Report: 43 Incidents and 6 Crime Stories. During the last week, Mchenry County reported a total of 43 crime cases, with varying degrees of severity. The data shows that Assault was the most prevalent crime, accounting for 15 cases. Other crimes were also notable, with 10 cases reported. Arrests followed closely with 8 cases, while Theft was reported 5 times. Disturbance was responsible for 3 cases, and Vandalism and Trespass were the least reported crimes, each with one case. The data shows a concerning trend of violent crimes, with Assault leading the count. The number of arrests also indicates proactive law enforcement in the place. However, the presence of other crimes, including Theft, Disturbance, Vandalism, and Trespass, underscores the need for continuous vigilance and crime prevention efforts.
IL-11: Jerry Evans Second Districtwide Campaign Mailer Hit Streets Monday
The campaign of frontrunner Jerry Evans (R, Warrenville) had its 2nd 11th Congressional Districtwide mailer begin hitting the streets on Monday, February 26, over 3 weeks before the March 19 Republican primary. Note from John Lopez: In the primary campaign thus far, only Evans’ campaign has sent districtwide mailers. To...
Local Teen's Review: 'The Paris Library' - A Tale of Friendship, Loss, and Love across Decades
Janet Skeslien Charles' novel, 'The Paris Library', narrates the lives of two women, Odile Souchet and Lily Jacobsen, from different times and places. Odile, a French teenager, achieves her dream of working as a librarian at the American Library in Paris. During the Nazi occupation of Paris, she and her colleagues keep the library open, offering a sense of hope to the French people. However, the war impacts Odile significantly, leading to personal loss and betrayal.
McHenry County, IL High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 27
High school basketball is on the schedule today in McHenry County, Illinois, and info on these games is available here, if you're looking for how to stream them. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. McHenry...
McHenry County Health Department Launches Initiative to Fund Local Health Projects
The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) plans to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for community projects. These projects aim to help the County recover from the pandemic. The MCDH, in partnership with the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), has started the Community Health Initiative. This initiative uses ARPA funds to address health priorities in McHenry County. It invites applications from local agencies working on health projects.
Ex-McHenry Co. sheriff’s detective charged with official misconduct, solicitation
A former detective in the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has been charged with official misconduct and other offenses, the sheriff’s office announced Tuesday. Christopher Marvel, 39, of Poplar Grove, is charged with eight counts of official misconduct, a Class 3 felony; two counts of solicitation of a sexual act, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of defrauding drug and alcohol screening tests, a Class 4 felony, according to the sheriff’s office.
McHenry County Black business owners connect to build community, share resources
In Black communities, people don’t go to the salon or barber shop only to have their hair done. A wash, cut and blow dry for Black hair can take two hours, minimum, said Donna Lowe, owner of the Donna Lowe Salon in Algonquin. That is why she has worked to make her salon part of the larger community, giving members a place to meet and talk whether they get their hair styled and set at the time or not.
Cook County High End Real Estate Transfer Tax Referendum Ruling Could Doom McHenry County Mental Health Tax Referendum…If Someone Sued
The Chicago Sun-Times reports on a Cook County Court ruling the invalid. The suit asserted the referendum measure is a “textbook example” of a time-honored legislative tactic known as “log-rolling” — combining a politically unpopular proposal with a popular one to sugar-coat a bitter pill and, therefore, convince voters to swallow it...
What is a red flag warning? What to know as alert issued in parts of Chicago area
A red flag warning was issued across parts of the Chicago area Monday, but what does it mean and what should residents watch for?. The warning begins at 12 p.m. for McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Kankakee, DeKalb and LaSalle counties in Illinois. It remains in effect until 6...
Fentanyl and Xylazine Killed Richmond 14-Year Old
McHenry County Coroner, Dr. Michael Rein, announced that his office was contacted on January 3, 2024 around 12:00 pm by Northwestern McHenry ER to investigate the death of a juvenile from Richmond. The decedent was identified as Trent Ullrich, age 14 of Richmond. He was pronounced deceased at Northwestern McHenry.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Police Social Worker: Apply Online by March 10, 2024
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is hiring for the Police Social Worker (PSW) role in their Police Social Work Division. Applications are accepted online until Sunday, March 10, 2024. The PSW role is important in connecting law enforcement and social services across 19 police departments in McHenry County. PSWs connect citizens to mental health resources and provide long-term solutions, which helps reduce law enforcement's load in responding to mental health-related calls.
The Biz Week That Was: Teas galore, mall’s last hurrah and new grocers among highlights
Elgin’s Steep N’ Clay sells everything for the perfect cup, down to the pot. The shelves at Steep N’ Clay in downtown Elgin present an astounding array of teas with labels on the jars that excite curiosity about their contents. A glance within the jars reveals contents rich in ingredients. Black Beauty mixes rose petals and peppermint. Plum and Spice mingles hibiscus flowers, rose hips, cinnamon and cranberries. Amazing Grey combines Earl Grey and safflower petals. This only scratches the surface of the inventory at the tea house and pottery shop at 8 Douglas Ave.
Lake in the Hills man sentenced to prison on drug charge
A Lake in the Hills man convicted in 2018 in connection with the delivery of a fatal dose of heroin was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to a separate cocaine charge. Terrance M. Kampas II, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to manufacturing and delivering between 1 and...
Court Initiates Guardianship Accounting Program
The 22nd Judicial Circuit of McHenry County proudly announces the launch of its groundbreaking online Guardianship Accounting Program (GAP). This innovative tool has been developed by the Judges of the Circuit and its Court Administration team, in this case led by Taylor Maron, who serves as a Business Analyst for the Court and developed the software.
Huntley Resident Sentenced for Domestic Battery, McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Reaffirms Commitment to Resident Safety
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announced the sentencing of Christopher Sanborn, a 39-year-old Huntley, Illinois resident. Sanborn received a three and a half year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections for a domestic battery incident that took place in March 2021. The victim reported that an intoxicated Sanborn assaulted her. Sanborn fled the scene but was later arrested.
McHenry County Department of Health to Launch Community Health Initiative with $1.2M Available in ARPA Funding. MCHENRY COUNTY, IL – The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) and the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) are pleased to announce the launch of the Community Health Initiative – an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding opportunity to address community health priorities in McHenry County. The application process is open to agencies throughout the County who are working on community health initiatives tied to the McHenry County I-PLAN. Applications will be open on February 26, 2024, and close on March 29, 2024, at 4:30pm. A link to the application will be made available on the MCDH’s Community Health Initiative Grant webpage on February 26.