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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!


Navigators standing by to help with B2B grant applications

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is accepting applications for its Back to Business Grant Program – and if you need help, more than 100 trained navigators are ready to offer free assistance.

More than $175 million in grant funding is available to help restaurants, hotels and creative arts businesses that are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying businesses have until May 10 to apply.

Click here to learn more about the grant and to find a list of community navigators, and you can find the grant application portal by clicking here.


Disability Job Fair a success

Last week’s Disabilities Job Fair – the fifth since the McHenry County Workforce Network and McHenry County College began partnering to make it happen – was a success.

On April 12, more than 30 job seekers visited the MCC Shah Center to meet with 11 area employers from a variety of industries to learn of employment and career opportunities. Five local community support organizations were also presenting programs regarding assistance with child care, transportation, food and housing, and other essentials.

Speaking of job fairs, MCC’s Job and Internship Fair takes place at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the college’s main campus at 8900 Route 14, in Crystal Lake – it’s free and open to everyone. Visit to learn more.


Presentations explain tax assessment process

McHenry County has released two videos explaining how the property tax assessment process works ahead of the mailing out of 2023’s tax bills next month.

The videos come from a presentation made to the County Board last week by the McHenry County Assessments Office.

You can watch part one by clicking here, and part two by clicking here. If you have questions about the presentations, or about property taxes in general, you can call the Assessments Office at 815-334-4290.


UIUC offers free manufacturing sustainability training

A new training program is now available to help Illinois manufacturers save money by reducing environmental impacts and costs.

The program, run through the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, provides eligible manufacturers with training and skills to assess their operations to minimize waste, improve energy and resource efficiency while protecting the environment and human health.

The service is funded by a grant, and comes at no cost to the manufacturers – besides being free, it is completely confidential and comes with no obligation.

Click here to schedule your initial site visit, or click here to email for more information.


Algonquin/LITH Chamber hosting downtown wine walk

The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Spring Wine Walk in downtown Algonquin.

From 2 to 5 p.m.Friday, April 22, participants can sip many varieties of wines whole exploring downtown Algonquin’s many shops and eateries. The $50 per-person fee (21 and older, please!) includes a map of participating businesses, a swag bag, opportunities to enter raffles, a souvenir wine glass, and a lot of fun and fresh air.

Click here to purchase tickets.


Naturally McHenry County is your go-to for summer events

Yes, OK, it was 30 degrees and snowing yesterday. But summer’s going to be here soon. And the only thing in McHenry County that’s better than all the winter festivals and events is its jam-packed schedule of summer events!

From Harvard Milk Days in June, to the Great Outdoors Beer Trail hosted by the McHenry County Conservation District in September, McHenry County is the place to be in the summer.

Check out this early list of events to look forward to from our friends at Naturally McHenry County, and as always, be sure to check out their Events calendar for fun things to do year-round.


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What is Resume McHenry County?

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.