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

Steven Willson Does County Board’s Homework on Randall/Algonquin Road Intersection

An analysis of the need for improving the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads by bond analyst Steve Willson, a resident of Lakewood: Randall/Algonquin: How Big and How Much? The decision as to whether or by how much the Randall/Algonquin … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Explains County Board Approval of Randall-Algonquin Road Improvement

The following was written by McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz: WHY FIXING RANDALL ROAD / ALGONQUIN ROAD INTERSECTION AREA MATTERS Most will agree that the Randall and Algonquin Roads intersection and surrounding area is a significant congestion problem for … Continue reading

The Route 62 Four-Lane Question

For as long as I can remember, Barrington Hills has opposed turning Route 62 into four lanes. When Jim Kempe was Village President and I served as State Representative and was Republican Spokesman on the Appropriations Committee that handled the … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Reflectors

One wet night after the improvements were finished on Rakow Road where it intersects with McHenry Avenue, I noticed that there were no reflectors between lanes to help guide motorists. I still wonder why this safety feature was not included … 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

Minutes of Secret Meeting on Randall Road Released

The McHenry County Transportation Department has posted minutes of the August 28, 2014, meeting to which members of the County Board, the general public and the media were prohibited from attending. I find interesting that the term CFI (for Continuous … Continue reading

Prediction on CFI – Down the Tube, Replaced by Triple Left Lanes on Algonquin Road, Doubles on Randall

Pressure has been building to kill the Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin and Randall Roads. After tomorrow’s meeting the idea will be in the trash can. One could tell at the last Transportation Committee meeting that Committee Chairwoman Anna May … Continue reading

What to Expect at County Transporation Committee Meeting Wednesday Morning

The McHenry County Transportation Committee will meet at 8:15 AM in the Board’s room in the Administrative Building in Woodstock. According to The First Electric Newspaper, there was a secret slide presentation to a group of “stakeholders” last Thursday. Algonquin … Continue reading

Randall Road Decision Meeting Moved to County Board Room

With citizens getting uppity on proposed recreational zoning restrictions and mailings going out in opposition to the Continuous Flow Intersection proposal at Randall and Algonquin Roads, McHenry County officials have decided to move next Wednesday’s 8:15 AM meeting of the … Continue reading

The County’s New and Not Improved Population Projections

When the Census Bureau make projections, it always shows high, medium and low projections. That results in a large range for their forecasts, a large margin for error. Readers of this blog know that the entire justification given by the … Continue reading

CFI Pot Bubbling

I attended my first McHenry County Board Transportation Committee meeting this morning. Todd Bright, the lead man from Randall Road consultant firm TranSystems, gave an update on the project that Chairwoman Anna May Miller is vigorously pushing for a September … Continue reading