Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring. ┬áThe next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

Concealed Carry Instructors in McHenry County

The Illinois State Police has the following McHenry County residents listed as approved concealed carry instructors: Name City Phone Email Trost, Paul Huntley (847)287-8411 [email protected] Jones, Michael Hebron (815)759-1900 [email protected] Jonak, Johann Cary (512)644-7023 [email protected] Danielowski, Ronald Island Lake (847)452-0951 … Continue reading

What’s Happening to Home Prices in McHenry County?

The Chicago Tribune has created an interactive map that shows how much home prices have changed in the last year and in the last five years, as well as the average home price. In the last week or so, I … Continue reading

Naperville Bathroom Dedication Brings Back Memories of Island Lake’s “Royal Flush”

How appropriate that Naperville should dedicate a new bathroom by flushing a toilet! The ceremony brought back the most innovative dedication ceremony I can remember. It was in the 1970′s and took place in Island Lake. A new sanitary district, … Continue reading