Switzer Craft Racer Bob Switzer Dies – Piloted Boat That Went 100 MPH on Fox River

Johnsburg resident Bob Switzer has died. Switzer was the racing half of the Switzer brothers’ boat building operation in Crystal Lake. Dave Switzer, now retired in Naples, Florida, was the building half of the team. When my family was on … Continue reading

Skillicorn Goes After Municipal League Conference Costs

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: SKILLICORN CALLS ON ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO END ANNUAL CONFERENCE CRYSTAL LAKE, IL—It is time for the Illinois Municipal League to end its taxpayer funded annual conference. The Daily Herald reported that … Continue reading

24 Years for Armed Robbery of Algonquin Citgo Station

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: TIMOTHY E. WISNAUSKI SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF ARMED ROBBERY Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 38-year-old Timothy … Continue reading

Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading

Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding

Starting behind the Algonquin Public Works Building, Governor Bruce Rauner thanked volunteers filling sandbags, announced that Cook County was being added to the list of counties declared disaster areas and, then, moved to the street next to the Fox River. … Continue reading

Two Morotcyclists Identified Who Died at Algonquin Road On-Ramp to Route 31

A press release from McHenry County Coroner Anne Majewski identifying David Erickson of Crystal Lake and Tiffany Eisner of Lake in the Hills as being killed in a motorcycle accident going from Algonquin Road to the on-ramp of Route 31 on … Continue reading

Algonquin Trustee Results – Corrected

Here are the results of the Algonquin Village Board election with three to be elected. My addition was incorrect early this morning.  Below are the results: Laura Brehmer- 965 Jerry Glogowski – 877 Janis Jasper – 870 Bob Smith – … Continue reading

Jack Franks Breaks Transparency, Accountability Pledges at Town Hall Meetings

Woke up this morning reflecting on Jack Franks’ reported refusal to engage in public debate tonight at McHenry County College with his Republican opponent for the McHenry County Board Chairmanship with Mike Walkup.  (All the other county candidates for contested … Continue reading

Defenders Take to the River Clean-Up Next Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: It’s Our River Day ‘16 Woodstock, IL – September 7, 2016 – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Village of Algonquin are sponsoring the 9th annual “It’s Our River … Continue reading

Franks Almost Agrees with Walkup that Valley Hi Tax Should Be Abolished

At his second Town Hall Meeting, held at the Eastgate Library in Algonquin, State Rep. Jack Franks was asked whether he favored a zero levy, knowing that it would eliminate the tax for Valley Hi forever. Franks, running for the … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading