Strip Joint Regulation

There aren’t any strip joints in McHenry County right now, but note was made during the Unified Development Ordinance debate by Wonder Lake’s John Hammerand that it language was not good enough. Deputy County Administrator Scott Hartman brought up the … Continue reading

Committee Approves Six-Month ICE Extension

At nine months on the job, Sheriff Bill Prim is asking McHenry County Board permission for a six months longer to decide on whether to keep housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees in the McHenry County Jail. He gained … Continue reading

Ken Koehler Doesn’t Like Being Reminded of Ginormous Valley Hi Surplus

Let’s say you’re running a local governmental entity that is an enterprise fund. In other words, it’s supposed to break even. It’s supposed to bring in enough money in taxes and fees to prevent its needing a subsidy from another … Continue reading

Slots As Funding Source Oversold

From the anti-gambling Illinois Church Action on Alcoholism and Addiction Problems (ICAAA): IDOT director calls for more reliable infrastructure funding Gambling revenues that have failed to meet expectation show the need for a more reliable, long-term source of transportation funding, … Continue reading