Steve Reick Calls Out Franks on Springfield End Run Around County Board Rules

Look at this commentary State Rep. Steve Reick posted on his web site: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Go to Springfield to Get Your Way In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have … Continue reading

llinois Leaks Calls Out Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik on Claim that “Bob Miller Did Nothing That Was Illegal”

The following is re-published with permission of Illinois Leaks, where it appeared yesterday: Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Miller Lukasik – “Bob Miller did nothing that was illegal” – Really? BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2017 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) Algonquin (ECWd) – According to the Facebook … Continue reading

Redux of Jack Franks’ Tax Freeze Bill Passes House, Failure Again Predicted in Senate

First to the headline above. When he was State Representative Jack Franks passed a property tax freeze bill.  At the time I predicted that the Senate would not follow suit.  It was just a “headline bill.”  (See “A Property Tax … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Cut 5%

Citing a promise made during his campaign for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented the Township Board with a levy for next year that is 5% less than what was taxed this year. He was asked if it was … Continue reading

Legislature Passes Bill To Give Jack Franks Total Power Over Appointment of Committee Chairmen and Membership

After 43-3-3 approval of a Jack Franks-initiated bill in the Illinois Senate, in lickty-split action this week in Springfield, Democrats in the Illinois House pushed House Bill 171, originally introduced az a shell bill by House Speaker Mike Madigan, through on … Continue reading

Young Folks Arrested for Selling Drugs in Fox River Grove

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Fox River Grove Drug Arrests On November 9, 2017 the McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force (which includes Task Force Officers from Lake in the Hills PD and McHenry City … Continue reading

4,150 (Almost 12%) Algonquin Township Property Owners Have Real Estate Tax Bills Over $10,000

Previously, McHenry County Blog reported that over 15,000 property tax bills in McHenry County exceeded $10,000. Wby is that of interest? Because U.S. House Republicans, with Algonquin Township’s Congressman Peter Roskam on the tax writing committee,have proposed allowing deductions for real … Continue reading

Illinois Leaks Looks at Algonquin Township Road District’s Financing of Disney Visit

A statewide website, Illinois Leaks, has published an article on Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s visit to Disneyland. The article is re-published with permission of the Edgar County Watchdogs, who wrote it. Algonquin Township’s Ousted Road Commissioner bought Disneyland … Continue reading

Class Action Case Against Sheriff Bill Prim over TRUST Act Dismissed by Those Who Filed It

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Immigration Suit vs. Sheriff Prim Dropped by Attorneys for Plaintiff Attorneys who filed a class action immigration lawsuit against McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the Sheriff’s Office voluntarily dismissed the … Continue reading

Wonder Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault & Domestic Battery

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: BOHDAN OSTRYZNIUK PLEADS GUILTY TO CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC BATTERY Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 38-year-old Bohdan Ostryzniuk of Wonder Lake, Illinois, pled guilty to … Continue reading