The Humongous Building in Crystal Lake that County Officials Want to Buy for a Salt Dome

My wife refers to the Crystal Lake Park District as the “Crystal Lake Park and Real Estate Company” because it owns so much property in Crystal Lake. Now comes the Transportation Committee and Department saying it wants to buy property … Continue reading

Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year

Townships are a much maligned form of local government. Today we show you how much McHenry County’s seventeen townships will extract from pocketbooks this year compared to last year. Extensions are the amount of taxes which are billed.  The tax … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board – The Times They Are a Changin’

As I reported eight days ago, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller, unopposed for re-election, was trying to take control of the Algonquin Township Board.  Maybe I should say “keep control.” He contributed $1,000 to Marc Munaretto in his campaign … Continue reading

Dianne Klemm Holds Well-Attended Fund Raiser

In the race for Algonquin Township Supervisor, incumbent Dianne Klemm is losing the sign race. Munaretto has bought the best locations that Liberty Outdoor Advertising has to offer and has good color contrast on his billboards and smaller signs. He … Continue reading

Non-Dedicated Road Spokesman Brings Up Conflict of Interest Question at County Board Committee Assignment Meeting, Anna Miller Responds

Conflict of interest entered the discussion with regard to three McHenry County Board members during Tina Hill’s Committee on Committees meeting Friday morning. First off was a comment from John Reihansperger, a spokesman for those who live on private roads … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Keeps Levy Constant, But Still Raises Taxes, Road Commissioner Doesn’t

It was tax levy night at Algonquin Township. “We froze our levy,” Algonquin Township Supervisor stated at the beginning of the discussion of the tax levy for the real estate taxes to be collected next spring. I wanted to ask … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP to Hold Primary Election to Select Next Year’s Township Candidates

Since the 1973 fiasco of a caucus conducted by the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee, McHenry County largest township has allowed voters to decide who GOP candidates for township office shall be. That was the year that first-term Assessor Forrest … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade Crystal Balling

You know that I read politicians in parades like tea leaves. Sometimes I just let the photos speak for themselves. Algonquin’s Marc Avelar shared some photos he took on Saturday’s Algonquin Founders Day Parade. The one below may speak volumes … Continue reading