Finding Someone in County Jail

Update of June 15, 2012. There is now a way to find people in the McHenry County Jail.  Look here for the link. = = = = = A friend of McHenry County Blog was trying to find out if … Continue reading

County Proud of Moody Upgrade from Aa1 to Aaa

The following is a press release from the McHenry County Board about favorable news for Moody’s Investors Service: McHenry County Achieves Aaa Bond Rating WOODSTOCK, IL – McHenry County is proud to announce an improvement in its debt rating to … Continue reading

Feds Go After Business Hiring Illegals, Paying Cash

This is in DuPage County, but it’s the first I’ve seen of Federal officials doing anything about businesses who hire illegal aliens. The U.S. Attorney’s press release follows. You might also be interested in noting that the headline does not … Continue reading

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Schillerstrom Takes Poll

A pollster for Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Schillerstrom called yesterday afternoon. Schillerstrom is DuPage County Board Chairman. The pollster wanted to know if I would vote for Schillerstrom for governor. I told her, “No.” She didn’t ask why, but, if … Continue reading

DuPage County Board Bans Slot Machines; Will McHenry County Board Follow Suit?

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the DuPage County Board has voted without dissent to ban video poker (read “slot machines”) in unincorporated liquor license holders’ establishments. The annual estimated loss of income is $300,000. DuPage County Board Chairman Bob … Continue reading

A Third Rail on Transit – Part 2

Yesterday, I held forth on how the Chicago Tribune’s bad, bad advice for more Republicans to vote for the RTA sales tax bill (Senate Bill 656) would further decimate suburban Republicans in the legislature. Today, I turn to the root … Continue reading

A Third Rail on Transit – Part 2

Yesterday, I held forth on how the Chicago Tribune’s bad, bad advice for more Republicans to vote for the RTA sales tax bill (Senate Bill 656) would further decimate suburban Republicans in the legislature. Today, I turn to the root … Continue reading

Wonder Why Real Estate Assessments Do Not Go Down?

McHenry County Blog ran an article in early December pointing out that real estate assessments are based on a three-year average price. Because asking prices of homes have decreased and new home sales are down, a lot of people under … Continue reading

Wonder Why Real Estate Assessments Do Not Go Down?

McHenry County Blog ran an article in early December pointing out that real estate assessments are based on a three-year average price. Because asking prices of homes have decreased and new home sales are down, a lot of people under … Continue reading