County Seeks Dilapidated Home’s Condemnation

McHenry County government is seeking court approval to demolish the home at 2811 Mytang Avenue in McHenry Dennis Sanquist explains the situation in this March 7, 2016, email to County Board member Chuck Wheeler: P[lanning] & D[evelopment] and the SAO [State’s … Continue reading

County Postponing the Condemnation Vote

The McHenry County Board has a vote coming up that conservationists are watching. It is whether to condemn sensitive property just north of Island Lake in order to construct a roundabout. The vote was supposed to have happened already, but … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Very Junior College Continues to Lack Transparency

There are two items on the agenda of the McHenry County College Board’s 6:30 meeting tonight, but we citizens aren’t good enough to see the board packet items under consideration. Any hope that this board will be more transparent than … Continue reading

McHenry County College Signals Condemnation of Neighboring Property

On the agenda for this Thursday night’s meeting of the McHenry County College Board of Trustees is a resolution concerning condemnation. Can’t, that is, don’t want to, let the public in on the details, so first the Board is scheduled … Continue reading

Fleming Road’s New Protection Celebration Saturday at 1

The sign invites people to the Fleming Road Alliance’s 1 PM Saturday Celebration. The following press release found in a McHenry County email explains a celebration being held Saturday afternoon by those who don’t want county government to turn Fleming … Continue reading

The Ridgefield Metra Deal

There’s nothing wrong with Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver’s front page article about Metra’s board voting to purchase McHenry County Board Chairman’s property in Ridgefield. It contains much of the same information in these McHenry County Blog articles (listed in … Continue reading

Condemnation in the Vulcan Lakes TIF District

The Northwest Herald is running an article about the Vulcan Lakes Tax Increment Financing district. Although Mayor Aaron Shepley promised there would be no condemnation of property in the Vulcan Lakes TIF district, there was. And eminent domain court action … Continue reading

Condemnation in the Vulcan Lakes TIF District

The Northwest Herald is running an article about the Vulcan Lakes Tax Increment Financing district. Although Mayor Aaron Shepley promised there would be no condemnation of property in the Vulcan Lakes TIF district, there was. And eminent domain court action … Continue reading

Update on Arlington Heights TIF Condemnation Demonstration

At the Monday night Arlington Heights village board meeting, 77 demonstrators held a candle light vigil outside the Senior Citizen Center where the meeting was being held. I wrote a background story last week that might be of interest. They … Continue reading