Probably few people remember when in the first term of State Rep. Jack Franks, he announced a $500,000 grant to Crystal Lake to make the intersection of Walkup Road and Route 176 more traffic-friendly.
Not to be outdone, House Republican Leader allocated $500,000 in so-called “member initiates” to non-incumbent GOP challenger Tom Salvi during Salvi’s almost successful campaign to unseat the then first-termer Franks.
Now, it’s 2011. Over halfway into 2012.
I see from the McHenry County Board’s Transportation Committee agenda that its members are interviewing
- Baxter & Woodman
- Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
- HR Green
- Thomas Engineering
The interviews also involve the awarding to contracts north of the completed widening and re-surfacing work.