NWH Reporter Kevin Craver Goes to Work for Jack Franks

Friday, “Communications Specialist” Oliver Serafini quit his Jack Franks patronage job. The resignation paperwork says he was the “Utilities Coordinator” for the McHenry County Department of Transportation. Nevertheless, his name did not appear on the June 16, 2017, organization chart … Continue reading

NWH Columnist More Than a Little Skeptical about Lakewood’s TIF District

Sunday Northwest Herald columnist Kevin Craver weighed in on the proposed Lakewood Tax Increment Financing District (due to be passed this Tuesday night at a 7 PM meeting being held at Turnberry Country Club). Of interest to some will be … Continue reading

“Where Do People Get the Crazy Idea that Once a Tax Increase Is Approved, We’re Stuck with It Forever?”

That’s the question that the Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver asks in a column. He is referring to referendums put on the ballot by the Huntley Park District and the Johnsburg School District. In the Huntley example, old bonds are being … Continue reading

NWH Verifies High 708 Board Administrative Expenses

Fox River Grove Republican Precinct Committeeman Andrew Gasser calculated 20% administrative expenses for the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board on his blog. Today, Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald concludes that the number is 17%. “The McHenry County Mental … Continue reading

Kevin Craver Says McCann, Miller and Yensen Didn’t “Boycott” Public Health Committee Meeting that Picked Jeff Thorsen

Last night while I was at the marathon Prairie Grove Elementary School Board meeting, Democratic County Board member Paula Yensen called to tell me why she had missed the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting. Sometime after 1 AM, … Continue reading

Tina Hill Says She Won’t Re-Appoint Former 708 Board President Lee Ellis

Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver wondered whether McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill would re-appoint former 708 Mental Health Board President now that her Board defeated Scott Summers’ nomination 18-6. When he asked her, Hill said she would not. That’s … Continue reading

Is McHenry County College More Likely or Less Likely to Improve Its Image Tuesday Night?

The Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver has been a busy guy. He just posted a scathing piece on his blog, “Opening Doors.” The subject is the very “special” meeting of the McHenry County College Board to extend the contract of President … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Writes about Tow Truck Regulations

Kevin Craver has written a story today about the tow truck regulations that Anchor Towing’s Dan Hunt has been campaigning against. Both proponent McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano and Hunt admit in the article that they did not know … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Writes about Tow Truck Regulations

Kevin Craver has written a story today about the tow truck regulations that Anchor Towing’s Dan Hunt has been campaigning against. Both proponent McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano and Hunt admit in the article that they did not know … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Takes Hit From Northwest Herald News Story

How would you like to have a news story in the Northwest Herald conclude this about your analysis: “…the newspaper’s analysis of the data suggests that the county’s investigation and subsequent all-clear was premature, inadequately researched, and incomplete.” That’s what … Continue reading

McHenry County Health Department Takes Hit From Northwest Herald News Story

How would you like to have a news story in the Northwest Herald conclude this about your analysis: “…the newspaper’s analysis of the data suggests that the county’s investigation and subsequent all-clear was premature, inadequately researched, and incomplete.” That’s what … Continue reading