Tribune Looking at Lakewood SportsPlex EB-5 Financing

This morning I played photographer’s assistant on Pleasant Valley Road. I held up the remote controlled flash. Antonio Olivo is doing a story on things immigration, including the financing of the Lakewood SportsPlex complex with EB-5 “buy a visa” program … Continue reading

ALAW Presents County Board Votes on Federal Stimulus Bonds

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has made votes by McHenry County Board members up for election available to the public. So, if the local newspapers didn’t ask the question you think is important, you might find some direction … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Reports Barack Obama-Melissa Bean Stimulus Law Created 169.46 Jobs

The following press release has been received from 8th District Republican candidate for Congress Joe Walsh: JOE WALSH COMMENTS ON FAILURE OF STIMULUS BILL, CALLS ON A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY (Grayslake, IL) – Critics of President Obama’s nearly … Continue reading

Lakewood Explains SportsPlex

You will remember that details about the McHenry County SportsPlex have been dribbling out a little bit at a time. Some residents have been upset enough to distribute a broadside, which I publishes here. (We found it after coming back … Continue reading

Investment Bank Announces Commitment to SportsPlex, If

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog showed you the letter from the Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group saying that it would raise $27 million “for construction and operation of the (McHenry County SportsPlex” sports facility complex to be constructed in McHenry County.” That … Continue reading

Huntley School District’s Financial Advisory Committee, Take 2

Yesterday we left the Huntley School District’s Financial Advisory Committee meeting after talking about how stunned those attending were to find out that Special Education Director Cheryl Kalkirtz was no longer with District 158. Controller Mark Altmayer for some reason … Continue reading

So, You Want to Know More about the Lakewood SportsPlex?

Here’s the first of a series of article that Pete Gonigam has written for his First Electric Newspaper. It’s entitled, FEN Finds Possible Problems for Proposed SportsPlex You can read about and see the Prairie Grove maraschino cherry processing plant … Continue reading

Remedial Math and English Needed by Those Who Prepared Huntley School District 158 Board Packet

If you spend some time looking at the most recent detailed board packet that the Huntley School Board kindly posts, you will find some mistakes. Previously, administrators incorrectly did the math on a list of items on how to spend … Continue reading

May Letter Outlines $5 Million in Direct and Indirect Lakewood Financial Assistance to Sportsplex Developer Lou Tenore

Approved unanimously by the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee this morning, the proposed $40 million McHenry County Sportsplex comes with $5 million worth of strings to Lakewood taxpayers, including $1 million to buy the land on Route 47 and … Continue reading