Important dates… Sign up for the Bob Blazier Run today and the disability job fair tomorrow.

Resume McHenry County Update!

Through our collaboration with McHenry County, we will continue to share important information on services, programs to help our citizens, and events in our county through Resume McHenry County Updates.
Please take a moment to scroll down to see new advancements this week as we move forward in McHenry County. If MCEDC can be of any help, please call. Forward this email to your friends and family to help get the word out!


Illinois brings celebrity power to new tourism campaign

Award-winning actress (and Illinois native) Jane Lynch is lending her stardom to help Illinois tourism continue its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
She features in the Illinois Office of Tourism’s new campaign, “Middle of Everything,” that highlights Illinois as the center of culture, food, history, architecture, nightlife and natural wonders. The $30.3-million campaign is airing on nationwide cable, as well as 20 media markets across Illinois and seven neighboring states.
Click on the video above to watch one of the commercials, and click here to learn more about the campaign. And Jane, if you’re reading this, we’d love to show you around McHenry County – drop us a line!


Tourism and conversation come together for summer fun

Get healthier, enjoy the great outdoors, support our local businesses, and qualify for a prize basket – what’s not to like?
Our friends at Naturally McHenry County and the McHenry County Conservation District have partnered to present you a challenge.
They’ve compiled a checklist of 14 local businesses and conservation sites. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to visit at least 10 of them by the end of October.
If you do, besides getting fresh air, exercise, and enjoying great local food and fun, you will be entered in a drawing for a McHenry County Made gift basket.
Click here to find an interactive map and to get started!


Disability Job Fair takes place tomorrow

The Disability Job Fair is on for tomorrow!
The fair, which is free and open to job seekers with any type of disability, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the McHenry County College Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.
Job seekers should dress like they would for a job interview, and bring copies of their resume to network with county employers who will be there, and ready to hire. If transportation is an issue, click here to learn about the MCRide countywide paratransit service!
Thank you to the McHenry County Workforce Network and McHenry County College for working together to put on this important event.


Advance McHenry County grant to help fight substance abuse

A $980,000 grant through the Advance McHenry County program will help New Directions Addiction Recovery Services combat substance abuse.
The grant, approved April 19 by the County Board, will help New Directions build a six-unit, 12-bed affordable housing unit in the county for people who have successfully transitioned out of its sober living program.
Click here to learn more about the grant, and to learn more about McHenry County‘s forward-thinking initiative to directly invest tens of millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funding into projects benefiting our communities.


Free household waste collection event on June 25

The McHenry County Department of Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are teaming up to host a free household hazardous waste collection event.
Acceptable items include chemical cleaners, oil-based paints, thinners, antifreeze, gasoline, motor oil, insecticides and pesticides, and fluorescent bulbs. They will not accept latex paint, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, controlled medications, agricultural chemicals or business waste. Click here to see a complete list of items.
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Drive, Crystal Lake. Pre-registration is required – you can RSVP by clicking here or by calling 815-334-4585.


Bob Blazier Run for the Arts celebrates 25 years

A quarter century ago, a 5K race was created and named to honor Bob Blazier, and his unparalleled lifetime list of accomplishments for the people of Crystal Lake.
“Mister Crystal Lake” – a nickname well-earned on account of his 60 years of community service – asked that the proceeds of the race benefit the renovation and rededication of what became the Raue Center for the Arts.
The annual 1 mile or 5K run/walk to benefit the Raue, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, is celebrating its silver anniversary this year. Today’s the last day to register online, which you can do by clicking here; after that, you can register by calling 815-356-9010, ext. 14, or you can sign up the morning of the event.


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