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Disaster/Flood Resource Center to Open in Round Lake Beach

Lake County residents impacted by the floods can come to a one-stop, resource center in Round Lake Beach to meet with trained counselors for resources, obtain housing and insurance information and other assistance from team representatives. Multi-Agency Resource Center will also be on hand to offer free in-kind donations.

“McHelp” App Expands Resources at Your Fingertips

The free McHelp app, which aims to help McHenry County residents with their mental health concerns, has now expanded their services.

Fox River Status Update

Flooding of the Fox River at this magnitude has not been seen before. IDNR has provided an update as of July 14, and boating restrictions are in place.

Sen. McConchie discusses flaws of SB1 (School Funding Bill) on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

Sen. Althoff responds to budget plan

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the below statement following the House and Senate passing a budget plan:

Sen. Althoff bills signed into law

Three bills sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) were signed into law on June 30—House Bill 2973, House Bill 2801, and Senate Bill 1519.

Sen. Althoff hosts Live Webinar with School Officials

Sen. Althoff and other suburban Senate Republican colleagues host Live Interactive Webinar with regional school officials.

McHenry, Lake County schools fare better under compromise school funding proposal

According to an analysis from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), local schools in the 32nd Senate District would receive more financial help under a compromise school funding bill sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry). Senate Bill 1124 Amendment 3 would fix the state’s broken school aid formula—providing a more equitable system for all 852 Illinois schools than any previous proposal.

Lawmakers head to Springfield, Sen. Althoff calls for a truly balanced budget

State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry) releases the following statement ahead of returning to Springfield for special session:

Stratton Lock and Dam to resume Seven-Day Operating Schedule

Beginning June 28, the William G. Stratton Lock and Dam on the Fox River in McHenry will resume full-time daily operations for the remainder of the 2017 boating season, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Republican Legislators Present Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

Senate Republican lawmakers joined their House colleagues on June 14 to introduce a package of bills to end the budget impasse. The bills represent a compromise balanced budget and reforms that address the priorities of both parties, and the lawmakers urged the General Assembly to return to Springfield to vote on this proposal.

Stratton Lock and Dam UPDATE

Sen. Althoff provides an update to the hiring efforts by DNR to fill positions at the Stratton Lock and Dam.

Severe Weather Safety Tips

It’s severe weather season, that’s why Shaw media has put together a list of 17 tips to help you and your family get prepared for when bad weather strikes.

Althoff legislation to help Fox Waterway’s dredging efforts moves out of the Senate

The Fox Waterway Agency may soon receive the financial assistance needed to manage the Fox River and Chain O’Lakes’ dredging issues under legislation sponsored by State Senator Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry).

Volunteer opportunity with the Assisi Animal Foundation

If animals are a part of your life and interests, the Assisi Animal Foundation in Crystal Lake is asking you to join them for a meeting of current and new volunteers on Saturday May 6th at 11:00 am at the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce on King Street.