Gravel Pit Company Gives Franks $2,500 Four Days Before Citizens Come to Complain about Expansion

At Tuesday’s meeting of the McHenry County Board, citizens from the Spring Grove-Fox Lake area appeared to object to additional gravel pits in their area. One of those who spoke mentioned the Thelen Sand and Gravel company. Hearing the name … Continue reading

A Late 1970’s Alternative Vision of Recreational Gravel Pits in Algonquin Township – Part 2

Because horse riding had just been banned at the old Lake Defiance, now Moraine Hills, it occurred to me that it could go in a Gravel Gertie State Park. Snow mobilers weren’t having trouble finding places to ride, but they … Continue reading

A Late 1970’s Alternative Vision of Recreational Gravel Pits in Algonquin Township – Part 1

During the first month of publishing McHenry County Blog in 2005, I wrote the following about what could be done with the gravel pits in Algonquin Township. Since then, of course, Crystal Lake has used higher sales taxes and a … Continue reading

Woodstock Baseball Stadium/Gravel Pit Blowback

I continue to be amazed at how McHenry County Blog is used by people as a research tool. Sometimes comments are left on articles that were written a long time ago. Here’s a commentary from someone who lives on McConnell … Continue reading

Seneca Township Gravel Pit Denial Upheld in Court

Thanks to Gus Philpott’s “Woodstock Advocate” for pointing me to the Seneca Township web site NoForPit opposing the Merryman gravel pit zoning. The opponents have this update from Judge Maureen McIntyre’s courtroom: Merryman Gravel Pit permit DENIED for the 3rd … Continue reading

Shepley Indicates Unanimous Zoning Board Rejection of MCC Baseball Stadium No Problem

Mayor Aaron Shepley has weighed in on the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Board’s unanimous rejection of McHenry County College’s baseball stadium and fitness complex. You might have thought he would be asking, “What happened? Instead, I think I could … Continue reading

Shepley Indicates Unanimous Zoning Board Rejection of MCC Baseball Stadium No Problem

Mayor Aaron Shepley has weighed in on the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Board’s unanimous rejection of McHenry County College’s baseball stadium and fitness complex. You might have thought he would be asking, “What happened? Instead, I think I could … Continue reading