Bleacher Neighbors Delighted at Judge Michael Chmiel’s Decision in Favor of Home Rule

In a twenty-one page decision, McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael Chmiel ruled against Crystal Lake High School District 155 in the suits brought by neighbors on Amberwood Drive and the City of Crystal Lake. Reacting to the decision, delivered while State’s … Continue reading

Three Governmental Entities Now Involved in District 155 Bleacher Controversy

Wednesday morning was the time set for consideration of a Temporary Restraining Order on District 155’s football field brought by Amberwood Drive property owners, including Jean and McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.  Bianchi is not suing in his official … Continue reading

District 155 Meeting with South High School Bleacher Neighbors Short-Circuited by Neighbors’ Suit

The table for those scheduled to participate in the meeting in the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board Room were labeled with who should sit where. But there was no meeting. At 5:13 District officials were served with a … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley Says District 155’s “Brazen” Ignoring City Zoning Ordinance on South High School Bleachers “Wrong Thing to Do”

A letter about the new stadium seating at South High School was sent today from Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley to District 155 School Board President Ted Wagner. It follows two end-of-July letters from city department heads to District 155 … Continue reading

District 155 Lawyer’s Explanation for Ignoring City Zoning Laws

The following is rationale being offered by High School District 155 for not contacting the City of Crystal Lake about building the $1.2 million stadium bleachers at South High School’s football field: … Continue reading