Noticing the License Plate Tax Hike to Aid Mainly Downstate Parks

If you drive around Illinois, you will see lots of state parks. They are as common in many non-Chicago metropolitan counties as forest preserves and conservation district sites. The difference is that state taxpayers (disproportionately from the Chicago metropolitan area, … Continue reading

Lakewood Red(Ink)Tail Golf Club Alternative Revenue Bond Failure Featured in Chicago Tribune – Part 1

On January 6, 2013, right on the top of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, there was an expose that should send warning flares up about the alternative revenue bonds that the majority of the McHenry County College Board seem set to … Continue reading

County Coffers Gain $250,000 from Fine and Fee Avoiders

A press release from the State’s Attorney and Circuit Clerk: Quarter of a Million Dollars Recovered for County Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that with the assistance of the McHenry County Circuit Clerk, Kathy … Continue reading

Why the U.S. Attorney Wants to Keep George Ryan in Jail

This is a long one and for that I apologize. But I want to have the basics of the U.S. Attorney’s case against former Governor George Ryan on McHenry County Blog and this seemed a good way to put it … Continue reading

The Price of Text Books

The biggest shock when our family moved to Crystal Lake in 1958 was that we had to pay for text books at Crystal Lake Community High School and in District 47. I think the price was in the $80 range … Continue reading