Aaron Shepley’s Bleacher Letter to High School District 155

Just in case you would like to read the letter that Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley sent to Crystal Lake High School Board President Ted Wagner and his fellow board members, it is below: September 8, 2014 Dear Mr. Wagner … Continue reading

Bianchi, et al, Win Crystal Lake South High School Bleacher Suit

Judge Michael Chmiel’s decision in favor of neighbors of the ginormous Crystal Lake South High School bleacher was upheld by the 2nd Appellate Court Wednesday. A summary of the opinion, the first pitting a Home Rule municipality against a school … Continue reading

Bleacher Neighbors Delighted at Judge Michael Chmiel’s Decision in Favor of Home Rule

In a twenty-one page decision, McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael Chmiel ruled against Crystal Lake High School District 155 in the suits brought by neighbors on Amberwood Drive and the City of Crystal Lake. Reacting to the decision, delivered while State’s … Continue reading

Crystal Lake South High School v. City Bleacher Fight Makes Front Page of Tribune

It’s hard to miss the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers on the front page of the Chicago Tribune today. Kim Gruba of Amberwood Drive is standing in her family room with the bleachers dominating the big window. She says … Continue reading

Two Candidates for Governor Come to Nunda Township Republican Picnic

This story was written a couple of weeks ago, but McHenry County Blog’s internet host was being disagreeable and would not let me post it. We now have a new host and because other sources have pointed out that the … Continue reading

District 155 Meeting with South High School Bleacher Neighbors Short-Circuited by Neighbors’ Suit

The table for those scheduled to participate in the meeting in the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board Room were labeled with who should sit where. But there was no meeting. At 5:13 District officials were served with a … Continue reading

Rutherford Headlines Koehler Fundraiser

The guest speaker for McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler’s Koehlerfest was State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. Meeting at Lakeside Center’s dining room, Koehler introduced him as “a good friend of McHenry County.” The gathering of Koehler supporters was also “Chainsaw … Continue reading

Cardinal Raymond Burke Keynotes McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church began the day for those attending the first McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Boulder Ridge Country Club was the next destination. Down Randall Road to Miller Road the cars drove. The place … Continue reading

Barb Wheeler State Rep. Fund Raiser Successful

An impressive crowd turned out for McHenry County Board member Barb Wheeler’s fund raiser for her State Rep. campaign. From those attending, I concluded that she will be the favorite of most of the McHenry County part of the 64th … Continue reading

Judge Michael Chmiel’s Trial before Judicial Inquiry Board Today

Starting today and continuing tomorrow, August 24th and 25th, McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel will appear before the Illinois Courts Commission to answer charges that he provided favoritism for campaign supporter Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s brother. Actions against … Continue reading

Part 1 – The Highest Paid State Employees in McHenry County

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a data base with those who get state paychecks. The 2008 information is arrayed from highest to lowest. It comes straight from the State Comptroller’s Office. I remember when this information was only supplied to … Continue reading

Merry Christmas at the Miller Home

You can bet there will be thanks and rejoicing at the Miller household in Cary this Christmas. That’s because 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer dumped the Cary Police charge of obstruction of justice charge. It resulted from … Continue reading

Merry Christmas at the Miller Home

You can bet there will be thanks and rejoicing at the Miller household in Cary this Christmas. That’s because 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer dumped the Cary Police charge of obstruction of justice charge. It resulted from … Continue reading

Democrats Go for Republican Vulnerabilities – 5

For our next look at the McHenry County Monopoly game that was introduced from a Cleveland, Ohio, mail house, we’ll look at two cards, one from COMMUNITY CHEST, the other from the CHANCE card pile. One of the COMMUNITY CHEST … Continue reading

Democrats Go for Republican Vulnerabilities – 5

For our next look at the McHenry County Monopoly game that was introduced from a Cleveland, Ohio, mail house, we’ll look at two cards, one from COMMUNITY CHEST, the other from the CHANCE card pile. One of the COMMUNITY CHEST … Continue reading

Democrats Go for Republican Vulnerabilities – 4

I’m not sure what the last COMMUNITY CHEST substitution has to do with McHenry County Republicans. But, what the heck. This is a political piece and most won’t look at it as closely as I am. Let’s cut them some … Continue reading