Filings for Municipal Office

Here’s my incomplete effort to find out who filed for village and city offices. Most who didn’t file last week probably waited until late Monday afternoon. Why? Best place on the ballot is first.  With a lot of people running … Continue reading

McHenry County Slot Machine Gambling Loses

With the Crystal Lake City Council again being courted by local liquor serving establishments for permission to install slot machines, the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems organization sent me gambling losses from December, 2014, though May, 2014. … Continue reading

Algonquin Fire Department Rescues Canoeist Before They Go Over Dam, Three Minute Response Time

A press release from the Alqonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois, Water Rescue Incident At 7:18 a.m., July 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report of a boat … Continue reading

Electricity Bulk Buyers To Pay 7.2 Cents per Kilowatt Hour for Next Year, Up 54% from Current 4.169 Cents

A press release concerning future electricity costs for most of those in McHenry County whose municipalities are buying it in bulk (think “aggregation”), which are going up almost 54% from 4.169 to 7.2 cents per kilowatt hour: NIGEAC ELECTRIC AGGREGATION … Continue reading