Tax Deductable Money Finances Kane County Forest Preserve Referendum

A referendum is on the ballot in Kane County to borrow $50 million to finance the purchase of land for the Kane County Forest Preserve District. Committees have to file with the State Board of Elections when they raise or … Continue reading

Skillicorn Opposes $50 Million Kane County Forest Preserve Referendum & Quick Take Condemnation

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Skillicorn Opposes Referendum & Quick Take Legislation State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Dundee) is opposing the Kane County Forest Preserve $50 Million Property Tax Hike Referendum on the April 4th ballot and the … Continue reading

Still More Deceit From Lying Jack Franks

Look what a Friend of McHenry County Blog shared with me recently: Lying Jack Franks continues to make the pitch that he will “reduce property taxes in McHenry County 10%.” The message is a bit milder than previously. Now it is … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen Has 700 at Fund Raiser

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen continues to be able to pack ’em in to his annual fund raiser. 700 was the approximate count of those who enjoyed the bar-b-cued pork chop and chicken dinner, complete with corn on the … Continue reading

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen Says He Wants Referendum Approval Before Signing on to Algonquin Toll Bridge

Elgin’s Daily Courier-News reports that newly-installed Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen is insisting on local voters approving a referendum in 2014 before giving his support to build a toll bridge south of Algonquin. Pretty much every municipal board, plus … Continue reading

Fox River Toll Bridge for Algonquin Review – Reasons for No Tolls

If you live in central Kane County, you get to cross the Fox River on bridges that don’t charge tolls. Two have been opened in recent years: Red Gate Road Bridge (2012) Stearns Road Bridge (2010) Prairie Street Bridge (1994) … Continue reading

Chris Lauzen Goes for Bi-Partisan Kane County Board Executive Committee

Newly-installed(after being elected at-large) Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has included Latino Democrats as committee chairmen. All committee chairmen serve on what Kane County calls an “Executive Committee.” The following article, written by a Kane County Friend of McHenry … Continue reading

Full House for Chris Lauzen’s Fund Raiser

No way to sneak past Sarah and Chris Lauzen at Chris’ fund raiser in Aurora Saturday. All the guests were funneled through one door. Outside was Sarah greeting everyone. Just inside was Chris greeting them again and posing for a … Continue reading

Algonquin Founders Day Parade – Mainly Politics

He wasn’t at the front of the parade but the owner of Port Edward, Ed Woloweic, was the Grand Marshall. The parade took about an hour, truncated because of construction south on Route 31. Most of the politic entries which … Continue reading

Potential Kane County Vendors’ Campaign Contibutions Made Public Before Approval

The Kane County Chronicle had a story Saturday telling of Board Chairman (and now GOP State Senate candidate) Karen McConnaughay’s making public campaign contributions by potential contractors prior to County Board approval. For two years, those wanting county business have … Continue reading

DuPage County Board Chairman Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Post

A press release from Chris Lauzen, Republican candidate for Kane County Board Chairman: DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin Endorses Chris Lauzen for Kane County Board Chairman Aurora, IL (March 2, 2012): State Senator Chris Lauzen announced today the endorsement … Continue reading