MCCG members were able to listen to the Governor's Budget Address on Wednesday. While we are pleased that he did not propose any cuts to the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF), we were concerned that he mentioned a permanent property tax freeze. In meetings immediately following, we noted to legislators that this would be very, very difficult for our local governments. Governor Rauner also spoke about pension reform, workers compensation reform, economic development, education and the "grand bargain" budget that leaders are currently working on in Springfield.
Thank you to Mayor Aaron Shepley and the City of Crystal Lake for hosting the MCCG Legislative Dinner Wednesday, January 18th. At the meeting, the membership approved the 2017 MCCG Legislative and Transportation Priorities. We look forward to working with our legislators on these priorities.
At the meeting, the MCCG also recognized and thanked former Representative Mike Tryon for his years of service to the MCCG. We appreciate everything that Representative Tryon has done for the MCCG and we wish him the best in his retirement.
WHY WIDEN ROUTE 47?
Woodstock and communities along Route
47 in McHenry County are growing across residential, commercial and tourism sectors.
McHenry County is the most populace county in the United States without direct access to the Interstate Highway System.
With the full improvement of the I-90 interchange in Kane County, Route 47 north is experiencing increased traffic, congestion and accidents.
The intersection of Routes 47 and 176 in Lakewood is traversed by an estimated 40,000 vehicles daily and is identified by IDOT among the top five percent of the most dangerous intersections in Illinois.
Despite declining numbers in some areas of Illinois, Woodstock and communities along Route 47 north of I-90 continue to experience growth in population, business and tourism.
Widening Route 47 and re-aligning the intersection of Route 47 at Route
176 is crucial to enhancing safety, easing traffic congestion and supporting
residential and business growth.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – MCCG Legislative Dinner - City of Crystal Lake
22, 2017 – City of Woodstock
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – Village of Algonquin
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – Location TBD
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – Annual Meeting – City of Woodstock
Wednesday, June 28, 2017– Village of Huntley
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Village of Johnsburg – Pistakee Yacht Club
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - MCCG Golf Outing – RedTail Golf Course
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Village of Lakewood
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – McHenry County
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Village of Cary
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – Annual Holiday Dinner - City of McHenry
Save the Date
Port Edward Restaurant
20 W. Algonquin Rd.
Algonquin, IL 60102
Hosted by President John Schmitt and the
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fox River Grove
Lake in the Hills
President Rick Mack
Village of Ringwood
Mayor Mark Kownick
Village of Cary
Mayor Charles Sass
Village of Huntley
Mayor Donald Lockhart
City of Marengo
Supervisor Craig Adams
Chairman of the Finance Committee
President Peter Koenig
Chairman of the
President John Schmitt
Chairman of the
Village of McCullom Lake
Chairman of the Water Policy
President Robert Nunamaker
Village of Fox River Grove
Chairman of the
Chairman Jack Franks
McHenry County Board
44 N. Virginia
Crystal Lake, IL 60014