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When COVID hit in March of 2021, businesses were hit particularly hard. Local businesses like Buddy'z have worked hard to attract business in the year since the shutdown.

Yes, we’re open

Joe Hissem, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

The global pandemic’s year-long reign has managed to seep its way into the family-owned businesses of the city of McHenry, many of which closed after during the virus's spread and non-essential businesses...

Despite the complaints and protests from residents, McHenry still has plans to demolish a

Gas station fuels uproar in ‘historic’ downtown district

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Reporter December 17, 2020

The city of McHenry plans to remove the vacated bank downtown on the corner of Green Street, Route 120, and Route 31 and build a gas station in its place. This plan has angered many residents of McHenry...

Voters in Des Moines precincts 43, 61 and 62 cast their ballots at Roosevelt High School on November 3. Poll workers around the country, including in McHenry County, helped ensure that Election Day go more smoothly than many expected.

The heartbeat of democracy

Joe Hissem, Contributing Writer November 18, 2020

Election Day is the most widely and arguably important time of the year for millions of Americans around the nation. The time that changes the course of the country for the next four years and a time that...

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