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About Us

McHenry County Living (MCL), established in 2007, is an award-winning online resource for quality local content with 30,000 page views per month. In addition to the website, MCL engages the community with the following:

  • THE WEEKENDER: MCL’s free Wednesday e-newsletter features upcoming events and the website’s latest content with 10,000 subscribers per week.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Engaging more than 14,000 fans with video, contests, polls and events.
  • EVENTS: MCL hosts and sponsors fun community events.


Our Mission

MCL’s mission is to be the positive voice of McHenry County, Ill.

Community Relations

MCL proudly sponsors arts and human services organizations like Raue Center For the Arts, Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, Pioneer Center for Human Services, Service League of Crystal Lake and Home of the Sparrow.

We are a proud member of  Cary-Grove, Crystal LakeWoodstock and McHenry chambers of commerce, as well as Downtown Crystal Lake/Main Street and Visit McHenry County.

Business to Business

Our multimedia services provide huge returns for businesses and organizations seeking professional videos, public relations, e-blast marketing, advertising, events partnerships, etc. Contact or 815.900.8522 to learn more.

The Team

Many talented local contributors give MCL its voice: Wiegel Photography82 BirdsInk & Lead DesignsJ Nanez Photography, Kallie Kouvelis and many more.

Owner, McHenry County Living

President, Lake House Media Inc.

Erica Burke began her media career at her high school newspaper. She worked at McHenry County Living for more than five years before purchasing it from the Housh family. Her storytelling background and fondness for the communities she serves inform and inspire her work. She lives with her family in Cary.


Director, Multimedia & Business Development

joe1Joe Nanez blazes trails in McHenry County behind the lens to bring us untapped adventures in our own backyard and extraordinary glimpses of everyday life. He offers just enough to pique viewers’ interest – his work is a call to action to get out and explore for ourselves. He lives with his wife and pets in their hometown of McHenry.


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