Crystal Lake Bars Planning Another Attempt to Get Slot Machines

Twice the Crystal Lake City Council was approached by bar and restaurant owners requesting permission to have slot machines, which they call “video poker machines”, in their establishments. The last time Suds R Us on Route 176 right before Route … Continue reading

Transportation Department Verifies County Looking at Eisenman Building

The reply from the McHenry County Department of Transporation to my request for documents relating to the Eisenmann property in Crystal Lake resulted in a denial. I was searching for confirmation that the non-office building portion of the Virginia Street Road … Continue reading

A Late 1970′s Alternative Vision of Recreational Gravel Pits in Algonquin Township – Part 2

Because horse riding had just been banned at the old Lake Defiance, now Moraine Hills, it occurred to me that it could go in a Gravel Gertie State Park. Snow mobilers weren’t having trouble finding places to ride, but they … Continue reading

A Late 1970′s Alternative Vision of Recreational Gravel Pits in Algonquin Township – Part 1

During the first month of publishing McHenry County Blog in 2005, I wrote the following about what could be done with the gravel pits in Algonquin Township. Since then, of course, Crystal Lake has used higher sales taxes and a … Continue reading

Pro-Life Group that Used to be Called Tri-County Sets October 3rd Dinner Date

The group Informed Choices, which used to be the Tri-Country Pregnancy and Parenting Services, has set its annual fundraising dinner for October 3rd at Concorde Banquets on Route 12 in Kildeer. The group has been in existence for twenty-seven years … Continue reading