Slot Machine Supporters Roll Snake Eyes in Crystal Lake…Again

Crystal Lake last considered allowing slot machines (euphemistically called “video gaming” by supporters) in Crystal Lake in May, 2012. The vote was 6-1 in opposition with only Ellen Brady-Mueller supporting allowing them. Local bar and restaurant owners advanced the issue … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s First Quarter Political Contributions, Expenditures

With Independents and Democrats running against Republican Township candidates, I was interested in who got contributions from McHenry County Republican Party Chairman and State Rep. Mike Tryon. The answer is two Grafton Township Republican candidates, one before the primary election … Continue reading

Little Differentiation Among Crystal Lake City Council Candidates

The McHenry County League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women in Crystal Lake sponsored a candidates night for the five candidates for three seats on the Crystal Lake City Council. Two challengers–Charles Ebann and Jim Tomasello–are … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Agrees to Wait for Input from New Police Chief on De-criminalizing Marijuana

An ordinance that would have changed possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor offense to a petty offense evidenced by a ticket was removed from the table and then from a future agenda in its … Continue reading