If You Want a Trump Sign, You Don’t Have to Steal One; Come to CL GOP Headquarters Monday 5-9

Lost my seventh Donald Trump sign this afternoon. A neighbor got a photo of the guy getting back in his vehicle complete with license plate number…which will appear in the Lakewood Police report, I’m thinking. The man told my neighbor … Continue reading

Lakewood Decides to Keep 24-Hour Police Coverage

What happened at the last Lakewood Village from Lakewood Trustee Paul Serwatka:In follow up to yesterday’s village board meeting, Report on Village Board Meeting I wanted to give a quick report on the deliberations over “Agenda Item #7”.  This was … Continue reading

Being Transparent Doesn’t Molify Potential Lakewood SportsPlex Neighbors

Lakewood’s Village Board brought those proposing to build the Chicagoland SportsPlex to face the public Tuesday night, one week before zoning of it is to be considered. The main concern of those in Colleens Cote, who have a Huntley postal … Continue reading

Lakewood Police Chief Retiring, New Deputy Village Manager

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith’s Spring letter: From the President Dear Neighbors: As I write this article, it is a beautiful and sunny day in the Village of Lakewood. But the bitterly cold weather remains and is a reminder that … Continue reading

Accident on Route 47/Route 176 Kills Father on Motorcycle with 16-Year Old Daughter

From Lakewood’s Police Chief Lawrence Howell: “Last night at approximately 8:53pm a fatal accident occurred at the north intersection of Rt. 47 and Rt. 176. “The Lakewood Police Department assisted by McHenry County Sheriff  Department, Lakewood Fire Department, and the … Continue reading

Lakewood Police Offices, Like Other Employees, in IMRF

There is no Police Pension Fund in the Village of Lakewood. That’s what Administrator Catherine Peterson replied to my Freedom of Information request. Here’s what she said: “Concerning your second FOIA request (Police Pension), please be advised that our Police … Continue reading

Widespread Participation in DEA Prescription Drug Drop-Off

An idea I first heard in the fall of 2007 from Democratic Party candidate for County Coroner David Bachmann is taking over big time under the DEA’s leadership. I first noticed the DEA program in New Jersey in September, 2010.. … Continue reading

Halloween Decorations Thieves Caught on Tape in Lakewood

The following email came from a Lakewood resident to my computer last night.  All images can be enlarged by clicking on them. A local (Lakewood), Crystal Lake family is thinking about canceling Halloween at their house because thieves stole all … Continue reading