Woodstock Baseball Stadium/Gravel Pit Blowback

I continue to be amazed at how McHenry County Blog is used by people as a research tool. Sometimes comments are left on articles that were written a long time ago. Here’s a commentary from someone who lives on McConnell … Continue reading

Metra Ridgefield Station Chugs Along, But Planning and Zoning Commissioners Want Traffic Improvements, Too

The Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Metra’s proposed Ridgefield Train Station, but conditioned it on making multi-million dollar road improvements recommended by city engineering firm Patrick Engineering. The improvements, most overdue, according to Patrick engineers … Continue reading

Metra Not Fast with Freedom of Information Requests about Ridgefield Station

I emailed a Freedom of Information request to Metra yesterday, asking for “the memo that led to the elimination of the site nearest to Lily Pond Road.” Pretty specific, wouldn’t you say? Here’s the reply: “On August 18, 2009, we … Continue reading