The LITH Sanitary District Consolidation Report by Village Staff

Some have expressed interest in the cost-benefit study regarding the Lake in the Hills Village Board’s assuming control over the LITH Sanitary District conducted by Lake in the Hills. It is difficult to find on the village web site, so … Continue reading

Scott Coffey Looks at LITH Sanitary District Costs and Benefits

From a comment of Cary Grade School Board President Scott Coffee under the story about costs and benefits of consolidating local governments. I reviewed the Village’s financial analysis from their board packet and have a few observations. The operating savings … Continue reading

Steven Willson Does County Board’s Homework on Randall/Algonquin Road Intersection

An analysis of the need for improving the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads by bond analyst Steve Willson, a resident of Lakewood: Randall/Algonquin: How Big and How Much? The decision as to whether or by how much the Randall/Algonquin … Continue reading

Costs and Benefits of Expanding MCC Facilities

From Lakewood bond analysis Steve Willson: The Most Basic Question About the MCC Capital Project All of the arguments made by administration at MCC to justify the science labs/health careers labs project fail to address THE most fundamental question: Will … Continue reading

An Example of Why Cost-Benefit Analysis Is Needed Before Reorganizing Local Government

Yesterday I basically lamented that proponents of township consolidation have not presented necessary homework. Before moving toward a change in governance, one should do a study estimating future costs with future benefits. Vividly I remember the pitch Governor Pat Quinn … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Task: Compare Marginal Cost to Marginal Revenue

Commenter Steve Willson read McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim’s comments to the Northwest Herald and penned the following advice: I appreciate Sheriff Prim’s honesty in saying he doesn’t have an answer yet. Figuring out the answer, though, is straightforward. It … Continue reading