McHenry County Slot Machine Gambling Loses

With the Crystal Lake City Council again being courted by local liquor serving establishments for permission to install slot machines, the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems organization sent me gambling losses from December, 2014, though May, 2014. … 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 Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring.  The next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

Population Dropping, But CFI Based on Increase

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting the Census Bureau says that each of the six Chicagoland counties lost population between 2010 and 2013. The McHenry County Board’s Continuous Flow Intersection at the corner of Algonquin and Randall Roads is based on … Continue reading

Another Retailer Spooked by County’s Continuous Flow Intersection Plan

The letter below was sent to McHenry County Engineer Joseph Korpalski by a new retailer in the Chicago market, Art Van Furniture. Its Real Estate Manager Lee Winter indicates that his firm is not interested in locating her if a … Continue reading