Crystal Lake Incumbents Eliminate Competition

There won’t be a ballot contest for the offices of Mayor and City Council in Crystal Lake. The only people on the ballot will be the incumbents running for re-election. The first Electoral Board decided to knock Mayor Aaron Shepley’s … Continue reading

Time to Start Thinking about Running for School Board

Those who look at their property tax bills know that most of the money goes to school districts. Below is where the money went in the Algonquin Township part of Crystal Lake in a recent year. One will note that … Continue reading

Parent of Soldiers Finds Fault with Harrison Memorial Day Petitioning

The following came from a parent of soldiers who attended the Crystal Lake Memorial Day Service in Crystal Lake: I attended the Crystal Lake’s Memorial Day Parade and very moving ceremony at the cemetery. As a friend and I were … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Presenting Robert’s Rules of Order Seminar, How to Run for Office Next Up

The Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee will present attorney Jana Blake, who is a local government parliamentarian, at an hour and a half seminar on Robert’s Rules of Order in Crystal Lake on the night of Wednesday, May 21st. The … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley Running for Re-Election, Time for Other Potential Township Candidates to Start Planning

It’s that time of year when township officials have to make up their minds whether they are running for re-election. It’s also time for those thinking about challenging township officials to be making similar calculations. When I last saw Grafton … Continue reading