Quick-Take Condemnation Bill Passes for Randall Road & Island Lake Intersection, plus Kane County Intersection

Below is the summary provided legislators of Senate Bill 1518, a bill sponsored by McHenry County legislators State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Barb Wheeler. [The duplicative language has been removed, but may be seen at the link above.] … Continue reading

County Going After Quick-Take Condemnation for Highway Work

The McHenry County Department of Transportation seeks approval to condemn property for highway improvements using what is called “quick take.” Quick take allows governments to seize property and argue what it is worth later in court. River Road at Dowell … Continue reading

Steven Willson Does County Board’s Homework on Randall/Algonquin Road Intersection

An analysis of the need for improving the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads by bond analyst Steve Willson, a resident of Lakewood: Randall/Algonquin: How Big and How Much? The decision as to whether or by how much the Randall/Algonquin … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Explains County Board Approval of Randall-Algonquin Road Improvement

The following was written by McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz: WHY FIXING RANDALL ROAD / ALGONQUIN ROAD INTERSECTION AREA MATTERS Most will agree that the Randall and Algonquin Roads intersection and surrounding area is a significant congestion problem for … Continue reading

NWH Poll Has 65% Saying County Board Should Not Widen Randall Road

No way to know if the Northwest Herald’s poll on Wednesday is representative or not–or even how many people took part, but the results were not the pro-rapid growth forces in McHenry County would have wanted. The question was Should … Continue reading

ALAW Position Paper Opposes Randall Road Expansion A Re-Run

About two years ago, the Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has issued the following report with this explanation: ALAW’s committee, Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability (CAPA) has researched and evaluated the McHenry County Transportation Division’s proposed improvements on Randall … Continue reading

$10 Million to Expedite Randall Road Land Purchase Rejected

The McHenry County Transportation Committee rejected the staff proposal to approve spending $10 million to “expedite” right-of-way purchase for an expansion of Randall Road. The article announcing proposal can be found here. Also contained in the article is how $5.7 … Continue reading