Switzer Craft Racer Bob Switzer Dies – Piloted Boat That Went 100 MPH on Fox River

Johnsburg resident Bob Switzer has died. Switzer was the racing half of the Switzer brothers’ boat building operation in Crystal Lake. Dave Switzer, now retired in Naples, Florida, was the building half of the team. When my family was on … Continue reading

Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading

Rauner Requests FEMA Aid for McHenry and Other Counties

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Gov. Rauner requests FEMA teams for flood damage assessments Assessments will start Friday in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties SPRINGFIELD (Aug. 17, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) … Continue reading

Defenders Take to the River Clean-Up Next Saturday

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: It’s Our River Day ‘16 Woodstock, IL – September 7, 2016 – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and the Village of Algonquin are sponsoring the 9th annual “It’s Our River … Continue reading

Algonquin Fire Department Rescues Canoeist Before They Go Over Dam, Three Minute Response Time

A press release from the Alqonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois, Water Rescue Incident At 7:18 a.m., July 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report of a boat … Continue reading