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L-R: Queen Sarisa of Marshmallow Land, Mammoth and Spicy. Oh, and Marie, Joe and Erica. On location at 5 Lazy K Ranch in Woodstock.

McHenry County Living 

McHenry County Living (MCL), established in 2007, is an award-winning media company connecting people with the upbeat side of McHenry County. We do for the community through:

  • The Weekender – Go-to events guide available with an email subscription, posted weekly on facebook.
  • MCL events – Fresh events for the region, including Home Grown makers fairs, Throwdown food competitions, Truck Off food truck festivals and Crystal Lake Car Shows.
  • Social media – Highly-engaging daily content via Facebook and Instagram.
  • Web – Stories and community calendar.

Reach us: 815.900.8522 or

And for business through:

  • Partners – Championing local businesses and organizations through our annual marketing program.
  • Sponsors – Taking businesses and organizations to the next level with visibility and community involvement through sponsoring our events and programs.
  • Vendors – Nurturing businesses and organizations of all sizes through vendor opportunities at our events.

Reach us: 815.900.8522 or


To promote local businesses, organizations and events, and to lead by example by using best promotional practices in everything we do. 

The Team

  • Erica Burke, president & CEO
  • Joe Nanez, COO
  • Marie Barclay, marketing

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