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Resume McHenry County updates for this week!

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!


The McHenry County VAC stands ready to help our veterans

McHenry County this week is joining local governments nationwide in observing Operation Green Light to show support for veterans and let them know about the resources available to them.

The nationwide observance is meant to honor the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country in the Armed Forces – and the green light that is shining at the County Administration Building is also a beacon to the office of the McHenry County Veterans Assistance Commission, which stands ready to help veterans access the benefits they earned.

Click on the picture above to check out a video showcasing our VAC and the services they provide, and click here to learn more about McHenry County’s observance of Operation Green Light.

Thank you to every McHenry County resident who served in the Armed Forces!


Today is Election Day!

Have you voted yet? If yes, thank you for participating in our democracy and making your voice heard!

If not, the polls are open until 7 p.m. across McHenry County. Not sure where your polling place is? You can find it by clicking here or by calling the County Clerk’s Office at 815-334-4242.

After the polls close and votes begin to be counted, you can follow McHenry County results by clicking here.


MCEDC honors Business Champions at annual dinner

Congratulations to the winners of the McHenry County Economic Development Corporation’s annual Business Champion Awards!

This year’s winners were Variable Operations Technologies, Inc. (24 or fewer employees), Duraflex, Inc. (25 to 100 employees), Technipaq, Inc. (101 to 300 employees), and Mercyhealth and McHenry County College (more than 300 employees).

Thank you to the MCEDC for once again putting on an event to remember. Also, thank you to Kyle T. Schulz of World Business Chicago for coming out to discuss the proposed Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership and how it could benefit the entire region!


Thank you for taking the communications survey!

McHenry County got great responses to its communications survey! Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate!

The Resume McHenry County weekly e-newsletter is just one of many ways the county reaches out to people to share news and important information. And thanks to your feedback and the ideas you shared, the county will be making its communications even better.

Are you following McHenry County government on social media? Click here to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube!


RTA to present draft budget at County Board meeting Thursday

The Regional Transportation Authority will be presenting its draft 2023 budget at the McHenry County Board Committee of the Whole meeting this Thursday.

The RTA also will be presenting the five-year capital programs for Pace, Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority, as well as the RTA’s 2023 Regional Strategic Plan.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road, Woodstock. You can stream the meeting live or watch it later on the county Meeting Portal or on the county YouTube meeting page.

Staff from the RTA staff will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone who would like to comment or ask questions.


Light Up McHenry County is back!

If there’s one good thing to be said for our nights getting darker sooner, and longer, it’s the return of Light Up McHenry County!

That’s right – Naturally McHenry County’s holiday lights contest is back for its third illuminating year.

The contest is free, with categories for the best residential display, best business display, and best community display. Fun categories for residential displays include White Christmas (all-white lights), The Griswold (so many lights that you’re not sure how they didn’t trip the circuit breaker), Disco Fever (best light and music display), and Blow it Up (most inflatables).

Click here to sign up, and may the watts be always in your favor.


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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.