Algonquin Township Meeting Tonight at 7

The monthly meeting of the Algonquin Township Board will be held tonight starting at 7. Last month the room was packed. Standing room only. I emailed Township Clerk Karen Lukasik asking if an agenda packet had been posted or, if … Continue reading

Attorney General Investigating Whether Transportation Committee Meeting Met Open Meetings Act Requirements

The Illinois Attorney General notified McHenry County late yesterday afternoon that it is investigating whether the County Board’s Transportation Committee operated within the limitations of the Open Meetings Act at its September 3rd meeting on Randall Road. The question was … Continue reading

Hanky Panky at the Courthouse

Yesterday, I attended the Transportation Committee meeting of the McHenry County Board. That was where the Committee voted 3-2 to approve dropping the Continuous Flow Intersection in favor of a more conventional, yet innovative for Illinois, approach of three left … Continue reading

Twenty-Four Hours Before the MCC Meeting and Reports Not Posted

If you are interested in more than the agenda items for Tuesday night’s 6 PM special meeting, tough luck. Readers can see that a contract extension for President Vicky Smith and emergency repairs for storm and sanitary pipes are on … Continue reading

MCC Apparently Published Incomplete Agenda for Meeting to Extend College President’s Contract Before Three New Members Take Office

Someone seems to have stimulated a change in agenda the McHenry County Board’s Special Meeting on Tuesday night at 6 to extend President Vicky Smith’s contract for no-one-know-how-long-yet because the public has been given access to the document. Gus Philpott … Continue reading

Mental Health Board Transparency Needs Improvement

In planning to attend the McHenry County Mental Health Board meeting Monday, I went to the County web site to check out the time. The Mental Health Board is a separate tax district and I’m glad that they are trying … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Web Site Missing Board Packet

When you go to a meeting of elected officials, wouldn’t you like to know what they are looking at as they sometimes seem to use shorthand while discussing the public’s business? It costs some money, not to mention the effort … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Web Site Missing Board Packet

When you go to a meeting of elected officials, wouldn’t you like to know what they are looking at as they sometimes seem to use shorthand while discussing the public’s business? It costs some money, not to mention the effort … Continue reading