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

Political Stories from the Weekend

Lot’s of political articles over the Easter Weekend: McHenry Aldermanic Candidate Scott Curry’s Literature Matthew Hardt MCC Campaign Piece FRG College Student Janna Wing Works Precinct on Spring Break Lakewood Trustee Campaign Moves to the Internet Two Billboards for WL … Continue reading