Politics May Cause Floor Fight over Scott Summers’ 708 Board Nomination

When I saw that Scott Summers had been picked by the Public Health & Human Services Committee, it struck me that the committee had picked a Democrat. (And, before that, a Green Party candidate for State Treasurer and Congress.) Not … Continue reading

“First Come, First Served” Proves Bad Strategy for Awarding Stimulus Bond Authority

The McHenry County Board’s Finance Committee decided to award millions of dollars of Federal Stimulus Bond authority on a “first come, first served” basis. The first two private entities in line were sports related. One was Mark Houser’s EquityOne’s baseball … Continue reading

Woodstock Baseball Stadium/Gravel Pit Blowback

I continue to be amazed at how McHenry County Blog is used by people as a research tool. Sometimes comments are left on articles that were written a long time ago. Here’s a commentary from someone who lives on McConnell … Continue reading

Algonquin Minor League Baseball Team Owner Courting Joliet Now that JackHammers Have Run Out of Money

Algonquin’s Joe Stefani, president and majority owner of the Rockford Foresters, is interested in bringing a amateur college baseball players who would not be paid. The NCAA won’t let college players be paid. Stefani started a team in Rockford this … Continue reading

ALAW Presents County Board Votes on Federal Stimulus Bonds

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has made votes by McHenry County Board members up for election available to the public. So, if the local newspapers didn’t ask the question you think is important, you might find some direction … Continue reading

Joliet JackHammers on the Block

In two senses. If they were an animal, their necks on on the chopping block. In economic terms, there are for sale. That’s what the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. Why do I keep bringing up a Will County minor league … Continue reading