Republicans Raise Money, Heard Candidates, Soldier

The McHenry County Republican Party held its annual fundraiser at a hanger on the north side of the Lake in the Hills Airport. It’s a low expense affair with, presumably, the hanger donated and eats and drinks provided by Crystal … Continue reading

GOP Airport Fundraiser Successful

At the first Lake in the Hills Airport hanger fundraiser, newly-elected McHenry County Republican Chairman Sandra Salgado featured State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka in one of her last public appearances. This year, Salgado eschewed big names and asked her brother … Continue reading

Jim Oberweis Coming to GOP Fundraiser Tonight

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is not the only headliner coming to the Republican Party’s fundraiser tonight. U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis will also be there. The new Republican State Party Chairman, Tim Schneider, will also be in attendance. It … Continue reading

Obama Testing the Gingrich Approach to Veterans’ Health Care

When New Gingrich visited the Lake in the Hills Airport for a rally right before the Illinois Republican Primary Election in 2012, one of his “big ideas” was to unleash private medicine on the backlog of Veterans’ medical needs. Now … Continue reading

Crystal Laker Off to Fly Not-for-Profits Around Asia

Pete Neal and his wife are packing. This weekend they are off from his parents’ home near South Elementary School to Indonesia with their 22-month old. The mission they will be staffing is called Mission Aviation Fellowship. After eight months … Continue reading

At Lake in the Hills Airport Newt Gingrich Says County Needs Visionary for President

I’ve been listening to Newt Gingrich since former State Rep. Bernie Pedersen starting sending me GOPAC tapes every month during the late 1980’s. What impressed me was that his visions embraced the entire country–from suburbs to inner city. I was … Continue reading

Young Men from Cary and Fox River Grove Arrested in Crystal Lake Self-Storage Burglary

Motor home break-ins in Crystal Lake led to the arrest of two young McHenry County men Thursday by the Crystal Lake Police. The motor homes were stored at the 24 House Storage facility on Route 31. The two have been … Continue reading

A Pilot Comments on BMB’s Proposed Mega-Tower

The following was written by a Crystal Lake pilot. Here is the story about last Wednesday’s McHenry County College Board meeting. The Towering Inferno This business proposal is to construct a 1,500 foot AGL (Above Ground Level) communications tower only … Continue reading

A Pilot Comments on BMB’s Proposed Mega-Tower

The following was written by a Crystal Lake pilot. Here is the story about last Wednesday’s McHenry County College Board meeting. The Towering Inferno This business proposal is to construct a 1,500 foot AGL (Above Ground Level) communications tower only … Continue reading

An Apology to Mayor Aaron Shepley and the Crystal Lake City Council

Last night I posted an article about the re-routing of Pyott Road and how the city fathers and mothers had not protected the sales tax revenues and the smoothness of the north-south commuting route of those who use Pyott Road. … Continue reading

An Apology to Mayor Aaron Shepley and the Crystal Lake City Council

Last night I posted an article about the re-routing of Pyott Road and how the city fathers and mothers had not protected the sales tax revenues and the smoothness of the north-south commuting route of those who use Pyott Road. … Continue reading