Community Buildings, Politics & Elections

McHenry’s 2nd City Hall

During the early 1900s, McHenry was a bustling tourist town that attracted many people from the city and other local areas as a vacation spot. By 1911, it was becoming apparent to some citizens in the village of McHenry that the town hall no longer met the needs of its people. If the town was… Continue reading McHenry’s 2nd City Hall

Community Events, Politics & Elections

The McHenry’s Historic Election of 1914

In the spring of 1914, the village of McHenry held their elections to vote for their public officials and on some key issues of the day, such as if they should abolish the poll tax. Yet, the biggest issue to many was whether or not the village of McHenry should abolish their saloons. However, the vote… Continue reading The McHenry’s Historic Election of 1914