Governor Rauner Views Sandbagging and Beginning of Flooding

Starting behind the Algonquin Public Works Building, Governor Bruce Rauner thanked volunteers filling sandbags, announced that Cook County was being added to the list of counties declared disaster areas and, then, moved to the street next to the Fox River. … Continue reading

Establishment Loses 4th Primary

Time was that the laying on of hands to a candidate by elected officials was considered a benefit. Maybe it still is. But not so much. Challenger Andrew Gasser defeated long-time incumbent Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller by 145 … Continue reading

Franks Almost Agrees with Walkup that Valley Hi Tax Should Be Abolished

At his second Town Hall Meeting, held at the Eastgate Library in Algonquin, State Rep. Jack Franks was asked whether he favored a zero levy, knowing that it would eliminate the tax for Valley Hi forever. Franks, running for the … Continue reading

Pols in the Algonquin Parade – Part 1

While McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade was blistering hot last Sunday, Algonquin’s Founders Day Parade Saturday had a pleasant temperature, was cloudy and had a good breeze. In short, the day was comfortable. I parked near Port Edward, where dignitaries ate … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Next Phase of Randall Road Expansion Gets County Board Approval

Today the McHenry County Board approved Phase II of the probably the biggest capital improvement project in McHenry County history. The vote was 15-7, with Michele Aavang, Yvonne Barnes, Diane Evertsen, John Hammerand, Donna Kurtz, Ersel Schuster and Michael Walkup … Continue reading

Slot Machine Win for Rural Bar Owners, Electronic Billboards Delayed Again

Two issues were considered for the second time at Tuesday night’s: slot machines at bars and restaurants in unincorporated McHenry County electronic billboards outside of municipalities Also called video poker machines, the electronic devices will be allowed after a 15-9 … Continue reading

Public Officials Gather for Algonquin’s Western Bypass Groundbreaking

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo: FINALLY! Manzullo, Durbin Hail Start of Algonquin Western Bypass Project [ALGONQUIN] U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said the strong resolve of local officials, business leaders and frustrated motorists led … Continue reading

Defenders Plan Algonquin Riverfront Park Celebration

From 1 to 4 on Saturday afternoon, the McHenry County Defenders invite the public to join them at Algonquin’s Cronish Park, which is just south of the dam at Route 62. “Come celebrate the beautiful Fox River and help keep … Continue reading

Defenders Plan Algonquin Riverfront Park Celebration

From 1 to 4 on Saturday afternoon, the McHenry County Defenders invite the public to join them at Algonquin’s Cronish Park, which is just south of the dam at Route 62. “Come celebrate the beautiful Fox River and help keep … Continue reading

Preparing the Way for Mike Tryon and Pam Althoff to Vote for More Casinos

I see that the Daily Herald’s Kerry Lester has written an article about leaders in McHenry County wanting more money for roads. And that they don’t really care where it comes from. Lester points out that U.S. News and World … Continue reading

Preparing the Way for Mike Tryon and Pam Althoff to Vote for More Casinos

I see that the Daily Herald’s Kerry Lester has written an article about leaders in McHenry County wanting more money for roads. And that they don’t really care where it comes from. Lester points out that U.S. News and World … Continue reading

Manzullo Outraged at Blagljevich’s Stripping of Money from Western Bypass

Yesterday I wrote my take on Congressman Don Manzullo’s press conference. The officials to the left chose to stand behind him. (Several others whom I recognized and reported on yesterday watched from the audience.) This is the press release that … Continue reading

Manzullo Outraged at Blagljevich’s Stripping of Money from Western Bypass

Yesterday I wrote my take on Congressman Don Manzullo’s press conference. The officials to the left chose to stand behind him. (Several others whom I recognized and reported on yesterday watched from the audience.) This is the press release that … Continue reading

Manzullo Lashes Out at Blagojevich on Route 31 Funding Loss

An angry United States Congressman Don Manzullo lashed out at Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich during the question and answer session of his press conference “I don’t know of any governor who takes money from the Road Fund,” Manzullo said with … Continue reading

Manzullo Lashes Out at Blagojevich on Route 31 Funding Loss

An angry United States Congressman Don Manzullo lashed out at Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich during the question and answer session of his press conference “I don’t know of any governor who takes money from the Road Fund,” Manzullo said with … Continue reading