Motorcyclists Dead after Van Doesn’t Yield to Motorcyclist at River and Miller Roads in McHenry

[Correction made in headline thanks to reader comment.] A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash A 49-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both of Carpentersville, died Sunday following a mini-van versus … Continue reading

Endangered Mussel Announced in Longmeadow Parkway Meeting

Citizens are meeting at the Algonquin Village Hall tonight. The topic is the Longmeadow Parkway, proposed to have a toll bridge across the Fox River. Most attending oppose the project. The discovery of an endangered species could delay construction of … Continue reading

District 300 Teachers’ Union Aims for October 19th

Strike votes are being taken at various schools in Carpentersville Unit School District 300. Teachers who wish to go on strike seem to be winning. In preparation, leadership is pointing to Friday, October 19th, as the day the picket lines … Continue reading

$1.1 Million Goes for Union Dues in District 300

With all the fuss in Wisconsin concerning what Democrats call “union busting” legislation, I thought it might be interesting to see what’s at stake. Under one proposal of Republican Governor Scott Walker, public employee union officials (excluding police and fire … Continue reading

District 300 Administrators Make Jim Tobin’s Top Pension Winners

National Taxpayers United of Illinois President Jim Tobin has been touring the state releasing the top 100 public pensions for various counties. From looking at the lists, it’s obvious that judicial pensions are missing. Haven’t seen any legislators’ retirement income … Continue reading

Joe Williams Quoted in State Board of Education Article on Home Schooling

Future McHenry County Regional Superintendent of School Joe Williams is quoted in an article on Home Schooling published by the Illinois State Board of Election. Here’s his two paragraphs: “Joe Williams, ROE #44 assistant superintendent in McHenry County and also … Continue reading

I-57 Overpasses

I always get exercised when I see marginal highway projects in Downstate Illinois, while area residents are threatened (with the support of local officials) with a local toll bridge across the Fox River between Carpentersville and Algonquin. In 2007, we … Continue reading

A More Extensive View of John Ryan’s District 300 School Board Service

Former District 300 Board member was out of the country on his new job when I emailed him asking what he thought his accomplishments were. Interestingly, he did not mention getting elected as a Home School Dad. In 2007, he … Continue reading

District 300 Extracurricular Activity Fund Thief Sentenced to Restitution of $75,000, Time Served, Community Service and Probation

The Daily Herald’s Josh Stockinger reported Friday that former District 300 Dundee-Crown High School secretary Lisa Burkhart-Foster of East Dundee was sentenced to repay Carpentersville District 300 $75,000 she apparently finally admits stealing from an extracurricular activity fund for sports … Continue reading

Algonquin’s Maggie Auger Runnnig for Kane County Board

The following press release has been received from Maggie Auger announcing her candidacy for Kane County Board District 23. Kane County, unlike McHenry County, has single-member districts. That allows an active candidate to knock on every door. McHenry County has … Continue reading

Weekend Music Festival in Carpentersville

NASA Education Corporation has let us know that it is cosponsoring the Carpentersville Musical Festival ’09 this weekend. It will be held in Carpenter Park. The other co-sponsor is Sargon Productions. As you can see it is a family-friendly affair, … Continue reading

Two Randall Road Intersections Featured on “Worst Intersection” Story Front Page of Chicago Sun-Times

Two Randall Road Intersections were featured in the Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times’ front page story on “Worst Chicago Area Intersections.” The Kane County transportation folks have tried to improve the intersection of Randall and Huntley Roads in Carpentersville by not allowing … Continue reading

Two Randall Road Intersections Featured on “Worst Intersection” Story Front Page of Chicago Sun-Times

Two Randall Road Intersections were featured in the Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times’ front page story on “Worst Chicago Area Intersections.” The Kane County transportation folks have tried to improve the intersection of Randall and Huntley Roads in Carpentersville by not allowing … Continue reading

Kane County Village Trustee Resigns as Obama Delegate

Don’t call your African-American kids “monkeys” when they are climbing in trees near your home, if you want to be a delegate to the Democratic Party National Convention pledged to Barack Obama. A simmering neighborhood fight in Carpentersville between an … Continue reading

Kane County Village Trustee Resigns as Obama Delegate

Don’t call your African-American kids “monkeys” when they are climbing in trees near your home, if you want to be a delegate to the Democratic Party National Convention pledged to Barack Obama. A simmering neighborhood fight in Carpentersville between an … Continue reading