Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and McHenry FPD Lose $2.4 Million

Saturday, I extracted the loses of McHenry County tax districts from the front page article in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune. As I was reminded by Pete Gonigam of The First Electric Newspaper, I missed Algonquin. His article from December 10, 2014, … Continue reading

Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and McHenry FPD Lose $1.8 Million

The Chicago Tribune is reporting (not posted on the internet yet) that dozens of local tax districts lost millions by putting spare money in a pooled investment fund. Locally, four municipalities and one fire protection district took financial hits. The … Continue reading

My Precinct at 5 PM

Readers know that I am following the Lakewood Village Trustee race. In 2011, only 28 people voted and the highest number of votes received by a trustee was 19. There was no contest. In 2013, 37 people went to the … Continue reading

Write-In Signs

There are a lot of write-in candidacies in tomorrow’s election. I counted twenty-eight, although I’d guess that a number are not running really active campaigns. Some don’t need to do anything but vote for themselves, because they have no registered … Continue reading