McHenry County Council of Government

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McHenry County Council of Governments

Established in 1976, the McHenry County Council of Governments is a cohesive network of governmental bodies who seek to foster cooperation between all levels of government.  The purpose of the McHenry County Council of Governments is to uphold and advocate principles of effective local government, facilitate solutions to regional issues and otherwise lesson the burdens of government.

Thank you Mayor Shepley and the City of Crystal Lake

Thank you to Mayor Shepley and the City of Crystal Lake for hosting the MCCG Annual Legislative Dinner on Wednesday, January 24 at 1776 Restaurant.  A very special thank you to Senator Pam Althoff, Senator Karen McConnaughay and Representative Steve Reick for attending.  

City of Woodstock Works to Address Homelessness

Homelessness is a difficult and complex issue facing virtually every community in the United States.   Recently, social service professionals and community volunteers in Woodstock met to offer insights and suggestions for Mayor Brian Sager’s community communication on the issue.  The resulting paper, titled The Heart of Homelessness, is presented in four chapters (listed below), each intended to address a set of commonly asked questions.  Specifically, the chapters cover the ‘why’s’ behind the perceived increase in homelessness; the rights of people who are homeless and the limitations on what many believe should be basic enforcement practices; the rationale behind the Old Firehouse Assistance Center; and, the actions now underway to develop a permanent fixed site facility to address the longstanding need. 

The intent of the paper is not to defend actions or persuade people to a particular position, but to provide basic factual information in response to provocative questions so people can construct their own knowledge and understanding.  Although the information and chapters are geared toward the City of Woodstock, much of the information can be tailored for your community.  For more information please visit:

Homelessness Communication Intro

Homelessness Communication Chapter 1

Homelessness Communication Chapter 2

Homelessness Communication Chapter 3

Homelessness Communication Chapter 4


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Host: President Bob Nunamaker and the Village of Fox River Grove - Presenter: McHenry County State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Host: President John Schmitt and the Village of Algonquin

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Host: President Kimberly Martinez and the Village of Hebron

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - MCCG Annual Meeting - Host: McHenry County Conservation District

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Host: Mayor Chuck Sass and the Village of Huntley

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - Host: President Ed Hettermann and the Village of Johnsburg

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - MCCG Annual Golf Outing

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - Host: Mayor Martin McLaughlin and the Village of Barrington Hills

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Host: President Marilyn Shepit and the Village of McCullom Lake

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Host: Mayor Mark Kownick and the Village of Cary

Save the Date

MCCG February Membership Meeting

Hosted by President Bob Nunamaker and the Village of Fox River Grove

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 p.m. - McHenry County States Attorney Patrick Kenneally

Avante Banquet and Conference Center
1050 Northwest Highway
Fox River Grove, IL

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Barrington Hills

Bull Valley


Crystal Lake

Fox River Grove





Island Lake


Lake in the Hills




McCullom Lake


McHenry County

McHenry Township

Prairie Grove


Riley Township


Spring Grove



Executive Committee

President Rick Mack

Village of Ringwood

MCCG President

Mayor Mark Kownick

Village of Cary

MCCG Vice-President

Mayor Charles Sass

Village of Huntley

MCCG Treasurer

President Bob Nunamaker

Village of Fox River Grove

MCCG Secretary

Supervisor Craig Adams

McHenry Township

Chairman of the Finance Committee

Mayor Brian Sager

City of Woodstock
Chairman of the

Legislative Committee

President John Schmitt

Village of Algonquin
Chairman of the

Transportation Committee

Mayor Wayne Jett

City of McHenry

Chairman of the

Mayors Caucus

Chairman Jack Franks
McHenry County Board

Chalen Daigle

Executive Director

44 N. Virginia

Suite 2-A

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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