Lakewood Red(Ink)Tail Golf Club Alternative Revenue Bond Failure Featured in Chicago Tribune – Part 2

Part 2 of the Chicago Tribune said about Lakewood’s alternative revenue bond purchase of what is not called RedTail Golf Club: Lakewood is featured as one of the villages “where bets backfired on taxpayers…where taxpayers should have been protected form … 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

Cary Taxpayer Argues Against Park District Purchase of Second Golf Club, Board Members Getting Free Rounds

The following email was sent to Cary Park District Executive Director Dan Jones by Michael Rein: Dear Mr. Jones: Having had the opportunity to discuss the possibility of the Cary Park District purchasing Chalet Hills Golf Course with many park … Continue reading

Lakewood Considering Referendum to Allow Bulk Purchase of Electricty

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith sent out the following letter to her constituents in the fall village newsletter. FROM THE PRESIDENT As we bid a fond farewell to summer, it’s appropriate to review what was accomplished during the past three … Continue reading

Lakewood Trustee Gives Take on Last Board Meetin

Lakewood Village Trustee Ken Santowski has a delightful habit of giving his view on what happens at Lakewood Village Board meetings each month. I attended this meeting, but still have gotten around to writing up my notes. Here’s his version: … Continue reading