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McHenry apartments, parking rejected by City Council; Mayor Jett ‘very disappointed’ – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

With four out of the seven McHenry City Council members saying Monday that they could not support a six-story housing and parking development for downtown Monday, the proposal is now dead. “I don’t know what to say at this point,” Mayor Wayne Jett said after a straw poll that indicated there was not enough support […]

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McHenry City Council passes ordinance aiming to discourage buses from dropping off migrants in town – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

With northern Illinois towns seeing buses full of immigrants coming from Texas left at Metra stations or other businesses, McHenry on Friday became the first McHenry County town to pass an ordinance designed to prevent it. The McHenry City Council on Friday quickly approved an ordinance that allows the city to impound buses when groups […]

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McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett touts partnerships, new businesses, at state of the city chamber lunch – Shaw Local

Starship’s 1985 pop anthem “We Built This City” blared Wednesday as fog machines pumped columns of smoke into the air for McHenry Mayor Wayne Jett’s entrance to his state of the city speech. The mayor’s annual McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce state of the city luncheon was back to full scale following COVID-19 pandemic years […]

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McHenry City Council will consider funding more facade improvements – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

The McHenry City Council this week will consider putting more funds into a popular program designed to help building owners improve their exteriors. The city has nearly emptied its facade grant program, awarding almost $100,000 in matching grants to storefront owners since May 1. There is just $6,375.50 in the facade fund, McHenry Economic Development […]

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McHenry City Council elections competitive this year in three of four wards – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

Competitive races are on track for three of the four McHenry City Council wards up this coming April. Seven people, including three of the four incumbents plus four challengers, turned in nomination packets to place their names on the April 4 ballot, Deputy McHenry Clerk Monte Johnson said. Sue Miller’s 7th Ward did not have […]

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Races shape up for McHenry City Council election, with two incumbents, four challengers – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

Barring any successful challenges, three of the four McHenry City Council wards with seats open this election will see competitive races in the April 4 elections. On Monday, six people, including two incumbents and four challengers, threw their hat into the ring and submitted nomination packets, Deputy McHenry Clerk Monte Johnson said. Candidates for local […]

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McHenry City Council approves $2.27 million in Miller Point renovations – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

A spray pad water feature will be included in plans for Miller Point Park, even though the McHenry City Council was cool to the idea. The council voted 5-2 on Monday to approve a $2.27 million plan for renovating the park at Riverside Drive and the Fox River as part of its overall development. Third […]

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McHenry City Council set to consider second application to facade grant program – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

Since the city of McHenry revamped its facade grant program in October, two businesses have now applied for the grant and a third is in talks with city staff, a city official said. “I think [the city] has gotten a lot of interest and in people interested in the program,” McHenry Economic Development Director Doug […]

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McHenry City Council to consider 540-unit apartment complex – Shaw Local | #citycouncil

The McHenry City Council on Tuesday will consider a proposed apartment complex that could bring 540 one- and two-bedroom rental units to the city. The 7 p.m. meeting was moved from its regular first Monday of the month schedule because of the Labor Day holiday. McHenry-based Cunat is requesting a zoning amendment and preliminary plan […]

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