LITH Officials and Other Governmental Entities in Parade

Over the last two days I’ve shared the show that both Democrats and Republicans put on in the Lake in the Hills Parade Saturday. Today let’s look at the Lake in the Hills elected officials, elected in non-partisan elections, as … Continue reading

Democrats Concentrate on Ray Flavin’s Campaign, Ignore Jack Franks in Second Parade

Watching for things political in the Lake in the Hills Parade on Saturday morning brought a surprise. The Democrats came first behind a banner of McHenry County State’s Attorney candidate Ray Flavin. All were wearing tee shirts supporting Flavin’s candidacy. … Continue reading

LITH Man Killed in Route 23 Crash South of Harvard

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Fatal Traffic Crash A 22-year-old male was pronounced dead and a 23-year-old female was in critical condition following a traffic crash involving a pickup truck and passenger car in … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

Basic Information about Recycling & LITH Drive’s Results

A press release from the Environment Defenders of McHenry County: ABOUT THOSE DEFENDERS’ RECYCLING DRIVES WOODSTOCK – On Saturday, May 14, 2016 the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County (EDMC), who has held recycling drives in McHenry County since the early 1970s, … Continue reading

Tax Takes for Cities and Villages

Below is what cities and villages in McHenry County did to property taxpayers last year and what can be expected this year: City or village INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX … Continue reading

Effective Tax Rates in McHenry County

The only way to compare property tax burdens is to divide one’s property tax bill by the value of one’s home. That’s what the Chicago Tribune did in November of 2015. The effective tax rates found for McHenry County towns … Continue reading

The Route 62 Four-Lane Question

For as long as I can remember, Barrington Hills has opposed turning Route 62 into four lanes. When Jim Kempe was Village President and I served as State Representative and was Republican Spokesman on the Appropriations Committee that handled the … Continue reading

LITH Smoke Shop Owner Arrested for Selling Pot

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Lake in the Hills Business Owner Arrested A Lake in the Hills business owner and another man appeared in court Tuesday on charges relating to their arrests December 22 for selling marijuana … Continue reading

McHenry County Home Values Rising

“The median home value in McHenry County is $184,300,” according to the web site Zillow. “McHenry County home values have gone up 3.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.9% within the next year. “The median … Continue reading