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 to the twenty-six members who attended our annual trip to Springfield. We had great meetings with many of the State leaders and our local legislators.  A  special thank you to the following: Governor Bruce Rauner, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, Senate President John Cullerton, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, Senator Pam Althoff, Senator Dan McConchie, Representative David McSweeney, Representative Steve Reick, Representative Allen Skillicorn, Representative Barbara Wheeler, IDOT staff and our Government Relations team of Joyce and Jessica Nardulli.  

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, 2017MCCG Legislative Dinner - City of Crystal Lake 

Wednesday, February 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, 2017Annual Holiday Dinner - City of McHenry


Save the Date

March Membership Meeting

Port Edward Restaurant
20 W. Algonquin Rd.
Algonquin, IL 60102

Hosted by President John Schmitt and the 
Village of Algonquin
 Wednesday, March 22, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Members

Algonquin

Algonquin Township

Barrington Hills

Bull Valley

Cary

Crystal Lake

Fox River Grove

Grafton Township

Greenwood

Harvard

Hebron

Holiday Hills

Huntley

Island Lake

Johnsburg

Lake in the Hills

Lakemoor

Lakewood

Marengo

McCullom Lake

McHenry

McHenry County

McHenry Township

Prairie Grove

Richmond

Riley Township

Ringwood

Spring Grove

Union

Woodstock


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


Mayor Donald Lockhart

City of Marengo

MCCG Secretary


Supervisor Craig Adams

McHenry Township

Chairman of the Finance Committee


President Peter Koenig

Village of Richmond
Chairman of the

Legislative Committee


President John Schmitt

Village of Algonquin
Chairman of the

Transportation Committee


President Terry Counley
Village of McCullom Lake
Chairman of the Water Policy
Task Force


President Robert Nunamaker

Village of Fox River Grove

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

815-477-2090 (p)

815-459-9057(f)

[email protected]