Lakewood Explains SportsPlex

You will remember that details about the McHenry County SportsPlex have been dribbling out a little bit at a time. Some residents have been upset enough to distribute a broadside, which I publishes here. (We found it after coming back … Continue reading

County Highway Work Announced

And, this isn’t an April Fool’s Day story. Rather it is a press release from the McHenry County Transportation Department: The McHenry County Division of Transportation is proud to announce the 2010 interactive construction map at This map will … Continue reading

Federal Stimulus Money Helps Bring LED Traffic Lights on Route 14

Remember the stories about the traffic lights that froze over? They had LED bulbs. The Light Emitting Diodes did not generate enough heat to melt freezing rain. But they save a lot of electricity. About 90%. And, the ones being … Continue reading

Federal Stimulus Providing $310,000 in Sewer Improvements to Lakewood’s East Side

At Tuesday night’s meeting of neighbors at Rick and Ernstiena Clark’s home on Meridian Street, newly-elected Village President Erin Smith told the upwards of 30 people gathered that Lakewood has been approved for a grant of about $330,000 to complete … Continue reading