CL Library “Vote Yes” Signs Appearing

People poo-pooed my suggestion a couple of years ago that the signs being passed out by the Crystal Lake Library were intended to support a property tax hike. But look what is popping up in the same yards as those … Continue reading

CL Rural FPD – Unclear on the Process

The Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District has a “black box” ad in the Northwest Herald today. When a tax districts asks for more than 5% more than it received the year before, this newspaper revenue enhancer must be published. … Continue reading

Life Chains Sunday in Crystal Lake, McHenry, Richmond, Wonder Lake

Information about Sunday’s Life Chains in McHenry County from McHenry County Right to Life: Life Chain is a national, peaceful, and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for one hour along our roadways, praying for our nation and for … Continue reading

Cary Bank Robber Sentenced for Crystal Lake & Woodstock Heists

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: CARY, ILLINOIS MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR BANK ROBBERIES IN CRYSTAL LAKE AND WOODSTOCK, ILLINOIS ROCKFORD — A Cary, Ill. man was sentenced yesterday afternoon in federal court by U.S. District Judge Frederick … Continue reading

Richard Naponelli Donates $8,000 to CL Library Tax Hike Advisory Referendum Campaign

Richard Naponelli of 5612 Meadowbrook Lane in unincorporated Crystal Lake has written a check to the Crystal Lake Library YES Committee for $8,000. That’s enough for a mass mailing to Crystal Lake voters. The Committee is seeking favorable votes on … Continue reading

The Question Jack Franks Would Not Answer at His Woodstock Town Hall Meeting

Jack Franks, running for McHenry County Board Chairman, professes to be transparent and accountable. The transparency is wonderfully symbolized in the fish bowl from which he draws questions written on three by five inch note cards. I had a question … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

CL Main Beach, Two in Wonder Lake Closed by Health Department

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Beaches closed due to elevated bacteria levels Woodstock Ill. – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) conducted beach water samplings at 37 licensed beaches on Wednesday August 17.  The following beaches … Continue reading