The Awful FRG Train-School Bus Accident

October 25, 1995–twenty years ago. What an awful day. That was the day of the Fox River Grove school bus-Metra train collusion. Substitute driver unfamiliar with the route. Mercifully, I remained blissfully ignorant of the morning crash until about noon. … Continue reading

Comparing City & Village Tax Takes

Yesterday, we took a look at what school districts requested to be collected last year and this year. Today we’ll look at municipalities. A number of McHenry County municipalities overlap into adjacent counties. If you see “McH only,” that is … Continue reading

FRG Red Light Camera Endangered by McSweeney Bill

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Committee Passes McSweeney Bill Banning Red Light Cameras Springfield, IL… State Representative David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) bill banning red light cameras will advance to the House Floor after the House Cities and Villages Committee … Continue reading

Income Tax Revenue Sharing Loss Would Cost McHenry County Governments $16.9 Million

The McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) has calculated how much money each village and city in the county would lose in state subsides should Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget recommendations be enacted. The Govenror suggests cutting the subsidy in half. … Continue reading

Candidates for McHenry County Cities and Villages

I’ve finally pinned down all who are running for municipal office in cities and villages having all or part of their boundaries within McHenry County. The names have been listed in ballot order.  That makes little difference unless there are … Continue reading