McHenry County

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A McHenry County newspaper won a five-figure settlement against the sheriff's office over a Freedom of Information Act violation. 

On top of a $5,000 civic penalty, Judge Thomas Meyer ruled the McHenry County Sheriff's office has to pay about $80,000 in attorneys fees for First Electronic Newspaper publisher Pete Gonigam's lawyer. 

Brandy Quance is the assistant state's attorney in McHenry County who represented the sheriff's office in the case. She said the ruling was based on another disclosure of information in the report. 

Three McHenry County police officers and a Sheriff's deputy were honored last week by the County’s Chiefs of Police Association.

Gilbert Hueramo, Victoria Gwizdak, Lisa Knebl and  Eric Luna received Officers of the Year awards for helping in saving the lives of two sheriff's deputies in October after both were allegedly shot by Scott Peters.

A number of local governments across Illinois are getting money to inspect pollution-control facilities and to investigate complaints about illegal dumping.

McHenry County Faces Water Shortage

Jan 8, 2014

Groundwater resources could become strained in one northern Illinois county. The Illinois State Water Survey says McHenry County faces that problem over the next three to four decades.

WNIJ

In recent weeks, WNIJ has reported on cuts to mental health services in northern Illinois. The situation has especially been felt in McHenry County, which saw its main behavioral health provider close this summer, largely because of delayed state payments.

McHenry County getting new hospital

Jul 26, 2012

A proposed hospital project in the northern Illinois county is moving forward. A separate hospital project in the same county awaits another look from regulators.