Blinking Lights at Randall and Algonquin Roads

I wouldn’t be conspiratorial enough to think County officials turned off the traffic light at one of the busiest intersection in McHenry County, but as I was taking about fifteen minutes to get from Miller Road through the intersection of … Continue reading

Critics of Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin & Randall Roads Make Progress

In Sunday’s Northwest Herald, Executive Editor Dan McCaleb announces he has changed his mind on the County Transportation Department’s desire to build a Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin and Randall Roads. Strangely, the NWH has published nothing I have seen … Continue reading

McHenry County Defends Randall Road Project

McHenry County’s Transportation Department replied to the ALAW-related Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability critique of the county’s plan to expand Randall Road. Below is McHenry County’s reply: McHenry County has reviewed the May 12, 2014 CAPA position paper on the … Continue reading

Citizens’ Group Attacks Continuous Flow Intersection on Randall Road

The following analysis of the Continuous Flow Intersection McHenry County is contemplating building at the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads was prepared by Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability: Highway Robbery CAPA Position Paper on the Randall Road Phase II … Continue reading

Population Dropping, But CFI Based on Increase

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting the Census Bureau says that each of the six Chicagoland counties lost population between 2010 and 2013. The McHenry County Board’s Continuous Flow Intersection at the corner of Algonquin and Randall Roads is based on … Continue reading

Another Retailer Spooked by County’s Continuous Flow Intersection Plan

The letter below was sent to McHenry County Engineer Joseph Korpalski by a new retailer in the Chicago market, Art Van Furniture. Its Real Estate Manager Lee Winter indicates that his firm is not interested in locating her if a … Continue reading

Property Owner’s Attorney Hints Lawsuit If CFI Constructed

March 25, 2014 Chairwoman Tina Hill McHenry County Board 230 Verbena Lane Woodstock, IL 60098 Re: Proposed Continuous Flow Intersection Project at Randall & Algonquin Roads Dear Chairwoman Hill: I represent the shopping center located on the Northwest corner of … Continue reading

County Board Member Robert Nowak Flipped on Randall Road Intersection

In District 1, GOP incumbent Robert Nowak is being challenged by Andrew Gasser and David Stieper. (The other incumbent is Democrat Nick Chirikos.) What follows is the last paragraph from the Daily Herald article on the District 1 Republican Primary … Continue reading

Next Phase of Randall Road Expansion Gets County Board Approval

Today the McHenry County Board approved Phase II of the probably the biggest capital improvement project in McHenry County history. The vote was 15-7, with Michele Aavang, Yvonne Barnes, Diane Evertsen, John Hammerand, Donna Kurtz, Ersel Schuster and Michael Walkup … Continue reading

Finance Committee Moves Randall-Algonquin Road Intersection Improvement to County Board

In the 1960’s when one wanted to get from the northern termination of Randall Road at Algonquin Road, one had to go east and travel through the old section of Lake in the Hills to get to Crystal Lake. The … Continue reading

Will Higher Toll Taxes to Increase Traffic on Algonquin Road through Barrington Hills?

The preferred routes to southeastern McHenry County may change for cheapskates like me when they drive to and from Chicago. That’s because the Pat Quinn Administration’s tolls at the Route 31 Exit will almost double from 40 cents to 75 … Continue reading

The Route of the Planned Algonquin Road Extension and an Idea of How to Finance It

If you didn’t get to the open house held by the McHenry County Department of Transportation Thursday night, here’s the main exhibit–the route from Route 47 to Harmony Road: The first American economist of note was Henry George. He advocated … Continue reading

Second Crystal Lake Councilman Files ALAW Conflict of Interest Statement

Following in the footsteps of Crystal Lake City Councilwoman Carolyn Schofield is her colleague Jeff Thorsen. He has filed the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water’s ethics form. You can find it here. As with Schofield, Thorsen was elected last … Continue reading