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