Committee Rejects New Employee, Plus Pay Hikes for Zoning Board of Appeals

Tuesday the Planning & Development Committee took on a decidedly fiscal conservative approach to McHenry County spending. Two items to increase spending were on the agenda: Hiring a new person to handle water resources at a cost of almost $73,000 … Continue reading

State Rep. Goes After Newspaper Lifeline to Save Tax Dollars

It’s pretty obvious that newspapers are in trouble. Circulation is down. Display advertising is way down. But legal advertising still keeps the presses rolling. Now comes State Rep. Joe Sosnowski (representing an area I represented in the 1970’s–Boone, northern DeKalb and … Continue reading

Park & Ride Lot – Possible Salt Dome Site?

The McHenry County Board seems determined to come up with a site for another salt dome in the southeastern part of McHenry County, which the Transportation Committee has defined as south of Route 176 and east of Route 47. Perhaps … Continue reading

Two of Three Statewide Republicans Attend GOP Fundraiser

Saturday night’s Lincoln-themed dinner at the Holiday Inn had the best food I can remember being servced at such an event. The beef was tender and large. Any small talk came before the food was served or afterward, because speakers … Continue reading

Joe Alger’s Comments to the County Board

When the McHenry County Board met Tuesday, people went away talking about what Patriots United leader and, now, McHenry County Sheriff’s Commission member Joe Alger said in his public comments. He covered the committee interview when he applied and was … Continue reading