While the City of Marengo approved a balanced budget, we remain under threat from the State of Illinois. Recently, Governor Quinn proposed eliminating state-shared income tax revenue in an effort to balance the state’s budget.

After making many trips out of town to play disc golf, Marengo residents John McGowan and Fred Vroman designed and built a course at the Marengo Park District.

The Marengo-Union Chamber of Commerce (MUCC) has kicked-off a membership drive, offering new members the chance to win a Giant Media Package valued at over $4,000.

The food pantry has had a number of locations throughout its history. In the early nineties, it was located in city hall. The food pantry has also been housed at the water treatment plant and the Covenant Baptist Church garage.

After a successful season, the Marengo Youth Wrestling Club held its annual banquet on April 9, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Union.

The areas of Deerpass Road and Kishwaukee Valley Road, in many ways, are typical of the McHenry County landscape. Gently-rolling fields planted with crops, small farms, and single-family homes create a peaceful and serene landscape.

If you look at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and 23 or, “the four-way stop,” as we used to call it, you will now see the new strip mall located at this location.

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the Sacred Heart Church Knights of Columbus awarded Marengo residents Bruce Mikosz, who will be a freshman, and Caitlin McKenna, $500 each in tuition assistance to attend Marion Central Catholic School in Woodstock.

To try to put a dollar-and-cents value on a truly local newspaper is likely impossible! Its value goes beyond the economics of a business; but instead, goes straight to the heart of the community.

Many who knew former Marengo resident and fireman, Angelo “Mickey” Zito, said they will remember him for his genuine acts of kindness, caring smile, and giving heart.

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