Algonquin Township Recycling This Saturday, Minus Exotics

Recycling continues at Algonquin Township on a daily basis. The last Saturday of the month recycling of special items like paint, televisions, other electronics, batteries, etc., will no be accepted this Saturday. “There was nothing left in writing concerning the … Continue reading

McConchie Bill Would Allow Tax Districts to Take Credit for Tax Cuts

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation providing transparency to property taxpayers passes Senate Springfield, IL… The Illinois Senate has recognized the importance of providing property taxpayers with some practical transparency, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 13-15

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Has Pam Althoff Bill to Prevent Weighted Voting in Party Caucuses on House Floor

State Rep. Barb Wheeler is sponsoring State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 666 in the Illinois House. It would lessen the power of political parties to make rules with regard to voting in party caucuses. Today, she pulled in back … Continue reading

State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Introduces Therapy Dogs to Ease Criminal Process

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney Offering Therapy Dogs to Victims and Witnesses The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Masonic Association of Service and … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District Pages 10-12

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Local 150’s “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 7-9

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Tension Between CL’s Downtown & Other Businesses Apparent in Comment

Read commenter “Reasonable’s” take on the unfairness of subsidies that Downtown Crystal Lake businesses have and tell me there isn’t some underlying tension building in the local business community: It was under the Part 6 post on the Crysal Lake … Continue reading

Idea Surfaced in 2002 Libertarian Party Gubernatorial Campaign Gaining Legs

When an idea gains strength journalists say it has “legs.” The idea for a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms a person could be House Speaker or Minority Leader and Senate President or Minority Leader was a major … Continue reading

Local 150 “Collective Bargaining Agreement” with Algonquin Township’s Road District – Pages 4-6

Thought readers might be interested in the “Collective Bargaining Agreement” that outgoing Algonquin Township Road Commissioner signed with Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers. I’ll run a couple of pages a day. The comments should be interesting. … Continue reading

Franks Enters Republican Politics More Overtly Than Attending GOP Fund Raisers

Based upon his position as McHenry County Board Chairman, Democrat Jack Franks has the statutory authority to nominate a replacement for recently-resigned Republican County Board member Andrew Gasser. Gasser resigned to devote his efforts to his new position as Algonquin … Continue reading

Arrests in Harvard Carjacking

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Three Harvard Residents Arrested for Vehicular Hijacking A weekend incident in unincorporated Harvard has led to the arrest of three persons on charges of vehicular hijacking, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading