Legislature Decriminalizes Marijuana – Roll Calls

The Illinois Senate followed in the footsteps of the Illinois House when it voted to decriminalize the possession of the equivalent of twenty-five cigarette-sized marijuana blunts. Most McHenry County legislators went along with the crowd. In the House, the following … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler Taking on Abortion, DUI, Jail Pot & Rape

State Rep. Barbara Wheeler skipped the Springfield Inauguration of statewide officials Monday to attend to family affairs. That’s probably why she found time to answer my question as to what she had in mind for her second legislative session. First … Continue reading

Proposed County Zoning Ordinance Makes It Harder to Site a Church Than Marijuana Facilities

I have not read the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) being considered by the McHenry County Board, but member John Hammerand has. He turned up an anomaly that caught my interest. Looking at summary pages, he discovered that it is harder … Continue reading