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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!

MCYSA Baseball Championship returning to Crystal Lake

Play ball! The McHenry County Youth Sports Association’s Summer International Baseball Championship is back!
More than 60 teams from across the country – and from as far away as Puerto Rico, Mexico and Japan – will descend on McHenry County’s baseball fields from July 15 to July 24. The annual tournament provides youth teams an opportunity to play world-class baseball on fields across McHenry County, and for spectators to experience it – there’s no cost to watch the games or attend the events.
There are two scheduled sessions: July 15 to July 18, and July 21 to July 24. Opening ceremonies for both take place July 15 and July 21 at 7 p.m. at Lippold Park, 851 Route 176, Crystal Lake, and will include a parade of teams, fireworks, and a ceremonial first pitch.
Visit the MCYSA website or check them out on Facebook. Schedules will be posted as they are firmed up.


Naturally McHenry County rolls out red carpet for tourism bloggers

Naturally McHenry County hosted five bloggers as they visited McHenry County to explore our “wonderful places and wide-open spaces” we all know and love.
The tour group stayed at the Cherry Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast and visited iconic local destinations including Duke’s Alehouse and Kitchen, The Quarry Cable Park, Magic Meadows Alpacas, Glacial Park, Hempstock Pharms, Casting Whimsy, the Woodstock Food Truck Festival, the Farmers Market+ at the Dole, and more.
Thank you to bloggers Bisa Myles (Myles 2 Travel), Nicole Kringstad (The Midwest Millennial), Taylor Justin (The Haute Seeker), Lena Burkut (Way 2 Good Life) and Jessica Lawson (Big Delicious Life) for paying us a visit! And, of course, thanks to Naturally McHenry County for being their gracious host!

Workforce Network offers resume, LinkedIn critiques

The McHenry County Workforce Network is an invaluable asset for people looking for work or wanting to sharpen their skills to take their careers to the next level.
Did you know the Workforce Network offers one-on-one critiques of your resume as well as your LinkedIn page? And that it’s free, like all of its services?
Upcoming sessions for resume critiques, and mock job interviews, are scheduled for July 11 and 25. Email Dean Eitel at for a resume session, and Kraig Roberts at for a mock interview.
Email Bruce Bennett at for availability for LinkedIn help. And if you’re looking for a job, or you’re an employer seeking workers, visit to explore all the services the Workforce Network has to offer.

Watch this video to understand the assessment process

Assessment – the process by which the value of property is determined for the purpose of levying property taxes – is complicated.
McHenry County Chief Appraiser Alex Benitez gave an informative and engaging presentation to the County Board at its Committee of the Whole meeting on June 16 to explain, in layman’s terms, how assessments and property taxes are calculated.
Click on the video to watch the 20-minute clip; if you have questions about the presentation, or property taxes in general, please call the Assessments Office at 815-334-4290.

D-200 manufacturing lab gets Advance McHenry County Funding

Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 is the latest to receive funding through Advance McHenry County to offer jobs training to students.
The $258,172 grant approved last month by the County Board will help train the next generation of skilled manufacturers by creating a manufacturing and metals lab at Woodstock North High School.
Since January, the County Board has approved 14 grants totaling more than $10.3 million of the nearly $29.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding it intends to invest directly into infrastructure capital projects, workforce development and jobs programs, nonprofit agencies, special districts, and local governments.
You can learn more about Advance McHenry County by visiting


Cardboard Cup Regatta sets sail July 23

Ahoy, ye landlubbers! It’s time to watch brave sailors sink or float at Crystal Lake Main Beach!
The city’s annual Cardboard Cup Regatta sets sail on Saturday, July 23 (with a July 24 rain date). Gates open to the public at 10 a.m., with races starting at noon.
Crystal Lake Brewing will have a beer garden to accompany a nice selection of local food trucks, and of course, Joe and Tina from Star 105.5 will be broadcasting starting at 11 a.m.
Admission is $5 per person, and free for ages 3 and younger.
Visit their website at, and follow them on Facebook, to learn more and to catch photos from past races.


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Resume McHenry County is a collaborative initiative being implemented by McHenry County and the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) in partnership with the McHenry County community, including cities and villages, businesses and residents. The goal is to ensure a successful reopening of our economy so that we can return to our lifestyles safely and responsibly.

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