About District 6
County Board District 6 covers the entire western half of McHenry County. 10 1/2 of the county's 17 townships lie completely within District 6. The district is mostly rural or semi-rural. The major municipalities in the district include Harvard and Marengo, Union, Hebron and parts of Huntley, Wonder Lake and Woodstock.
Residents of District 6 generally support maintaining the agricultural way of life in the rural areas of the district. Water conservation, protecting the aquifer recharge areas, and preservation of open space are top concerns in the district. The county's comprehensive land use planning document, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is the main guidance for future land use and development.
Farms in the County take up 60% of the land use. Agriculture brings in almost $200,000,000 each year. This is he largest industry in the county. McHenry County Farm Bureau works to protect their interests.
District 6 Chair for the Democratic Party.