Libraries Taxing Action

Here’s what local libraries did to taxpayers last year and what can be expected when tax bills arrive this month:  Libraries INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX IN TOTAL TAX BARRINGTON … Continue reading

Defenders’ Awards

At last Sunday’s Annual Meeting of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, the Theta Award was presented to the Illinois Environmental Council. Representing the statewide environmental organization were President  Lenore Beyer-Clow and Executive Director Jen Walling. They received this top … Continue reading

Looking at Things Political at the McHenry Expo

There were three places to take pictures of things political Saturday: Patriots United Breakfast featuring Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk at D’Andrea’s McHenry Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo< at West High School/li> McHenry County Republican Party’s Lincoln Themed Dinner at … Continue reading

28 Write-In Candidacies Surface, Shepley Challenged by Chadwick

The biggest is the write-in challenge of Sascha Chadwick to Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley. As McHenry County Blog reported the night it happened, Shepley managed to convince his fellow City Council members that Chadwick, a CPA and entrepreneur.  (See … Continue reading

Library Board Candidates, Write-In Opportunities in Seven Districts

Libraries that are not for a single municipality are governed by elected Library District Boards. They are spread all over McHenry County, with the exception of the Crystal Lake and Harvard area. Crystal Lake and Harvard have the only city … Continue reading

Referendum Results

The little referendum I worked on, the Bull Valley Annexation referendum, went down big time. Those who think the village should forcibly annex property got over 80% of the vote. 524-129. Proponents made the pitch that voting “Yes” would result … Continue reading

Referendum Results

The little referendum I worked on, the Bull Valley Annexation referendum, went down big time. Those who think the village should forcibly annex property got over 80% of the vote. 524-129. Proponents made the pitch that voting “Yes” would result … Continue reading

Part 4 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: PREDATORY ACTIVITIES:Understanding the predatory activities of the two libraries is a major goal of this email. Both districts have made active attempts to kill the process … Continue reading

Part 4 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: PREDATORY ACTIVITIES:Understanding the predatory activities of the two libraries is a major goal of this email. Both districts have made active attempts to kill the process … Continue reading

Part 3 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake re Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: The simple logic is undeniable. Who in Wonder Lake would be against a dramatic improvement in local infrastructure and service for what looks like a NET … Continue reading

Part 3 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake re Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: The simple logic is undeniable. Who in Wonder Lake would be against a dramatic improvement in local infrastructure and service for what looks like a NET … Continue reading

Part 2 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! We will very soon be starting a petition campaign to get several ballot initiatives on the ballot as soon as we can, … Continue reading

Part 2 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center: WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! We will very soon be starting a petition campaign to get several ballot initiatives on the ballot as soon as we can, … Continue reading

Independence Day Effort in Wonder Lake to Create Wonder Lake Library District

Wonder Lake is a large community, but it is divided as far as school and library districts and townships go, not to mention the lake. The east side is in McHenry Township and McHenry High School District 156. The west … Continue reading

Part 1 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center:To the Citizens of Wonder Lake, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EMAILS YOU WILL GET THIS YEAR. Attached to this email is a very very … Continue reading

Independence Day Effort in Wonder Lake to Create Wonder Lake Library District

Wonder Lake is a large community, but it is divided as far as school and library districts and townships go, not to mention the lake. The east side is in McHenry Township and McHenry High School District 156. The west … Continue reading

Part 1 – An Open Letter to Wonder Lake about the Creation of a Library District

An open letter from Wonder Lake Resident Jeff Gerhardt, Wonder Lake Community Tech Center:To the Citizens of Wonder Lake, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EMAILS YOU WILL GET THIS YEAR. Attached to this email is a very very … Continue reading