The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 2

Next up in the McHenry County Board debate on the widening of Randall Road and the reconstruction of its intersection with Algonquin Road was Mike Walkup. Walkup  complained about the excessive population figures used in the analysis. He urged the … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 1

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog brought the County Board’s consideration of the $9 million Phase II contract up to the debate on the Randall Road resolution. Transportation Chairwoman Anna May Miller read a prepared statement which referred to a poll on … Continue reading

Next Phase of Randall Road Expansion Gets County Board Approval

Today the McHenry County Board approved Phase II of the probably the biggest capital improvement project in McHenry County history. The vote was 15-7, with Michele Aavang, Yvonne Barnes, Diane Evertsen, John Hammerand, Donna Kurtz, Ersel Schuster and Michael Walkup … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Compensation

McHenry County Board members get paid a salary of $20,815.86 a year. The average salary is almost $33,000 when health and dental insurance is included. And, even more if the County Board member is participating in the Illinois Municipal Retirement … 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

708 Board’s Audit Committee Takes Conciliatory Stance Toward TAG

The Audit Committee of the McHenry County Mental Health Board met this morning to hear the audit findings on The Advantage Group, known as “TAG” for short. The first part of the meeting was a presentation of findings the inside … Continue reading

Efforts to Decentralize Power on County Board Defeated

The McHenry County Board started meeting at 9 and didn’t finish until after one. Sitting there through the whole meeting, especially during the rules debate, was like watching paint dry. After the first vote, it was obvious that insurgents would … Continue reading

Ethics Committee on the Hotseat

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee meeting yesterday started at 8:30 and was scheduled to end at noon, when two members said they had to leave for other meetings. The Committee heard budget presentations for three hours, then decided … Continue reading

Referendum to Elect County Board Chairman Every Two Years Goes to Full Board

After a short debate, the Management Services Committee sent a resolution to the McHenry County Board that would authorize a referendum next spring on whether or not to elect the County Board Chairman for two-year terms. The was 6-1 with … Continue reading

Politicians Appear at Crystal Lake’s Independence Day Parade

A statewide official, two congressmen, one county official, three candidates for McHenry County Sheriff, three County Board members and Crystal Lake City Council members were spotted at Sunday’s 4th of July Parade. I spotted signs for two state legislators, but … Continue reading