McHenry County College

McHenry County College

Illinois community colleges lost a lot of students during the pandemic -- enrollment fell 14%. Only a few schools increased their total number of credit-earning students.

Free Tax Help Available Throughout Northern Illinois

Feb 11, 2021
Genoa Area Community Food Hub

It's income tax season and the DeKalb County Community Gardens is one of several organizations offering free tax prep help.

The nonprofit is partnering with AARP and the IRS to provide free tax assistance to anyone, especially those who are:

Guy Stephens

Editor's note: Many performances of Handel's most famous oratorio invite audience participation. These are called Sing-Along Messiahs, Scratch Messiahs, People's Messiahs, and Do-It-Yourself-Messiahs. For this article about performances in which unrehearsed attendees serve as the chorus, we'll refer to each of them as "Messiah."

George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" shows up in concerts regularly this time of year.  But some performances call for the audience to join in.

Flickr user Brent Hoard "ECU School of Education Class Room" (CC BY 2.0)

A northern Illinois community college is taking steps to make textbooks more affordable for students.

McHenry County College said the school could save the student body an estimated $400,000 on textbooks per school year.

This follows a week-long Textbook Cost Reduction Camp held for faculty members in all areas of study.

The camp set out to educate faculty members on textbook alternatives and prepare them to introduce new technology into the classroom.

The faculty-led initiative analyzed 13 courses to find high-quality resources for students at a lower cost.

Green Living Expo 2014

Oct 16, 2014

Looking for new ways to incorporate "green" ideas into your lifestyle? WNIJ is pleased to invite you to the 2014 Green Living Expo and Sustainability Fair presented by McHenry County College on Saturday, November 1.

University of Vermont

McHenry County College kicks off its environmental speakers series tonight at 7:00. The first of the “Bioneers” is ecological economics professor Jon Erickson of the University of Vermont.

McHenry County College will receive nearly $600,000 over three years from a U.S. Labor Department  grant to expand its manufacturing and robotics training programs. According to the McHenry County Labor Report of 2011, manufacturing is the largest employment sector of industry in McHenry County.