Lakewood Village President Sends Winter Newsletter

The winter letter from Lakewood Village President Erin Smith: From the President Dear Neighbors: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we want to extend our very best wishes for a joyous holiday season to each of you and your families. … Continue reading

McSweeney and Franks Make Chicago Tribune with Alternative Bond Reform Bill

David McSweeney knows how to pick ’em. And Jack Franks has been a master of gaining publicity for virtually his entire 14-year legislative career. McSweeney came up with the idea to reform the alternative revenue bond process and had a … Continue reading

Lakewood Red(Ink)Tail Golf Club Alternative Revenue Bond Failure Featured in Chicago Tribune – Part 2

Part 2 of the Chicago Tribune said about Lakewood’s alternative revenue bond purchase of what is not called RedTail Golf Club: Lakewood is featured as one of the villages “where bets backfired on taxpayers…where taxpayers should have been protected form … Continue reading

Lakewood Red(Ink)Tail Golf Club Alternative Revenue Bond Failure Featured in Chicago Tribune – Part 1

On January 6, 2013, right on the top of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, there was an expose that should send warning flares up about the alternative revenue bonds that the majority of the McHenry County College Board seem set to … Continue reading

Lakewood Considering Referendum to Allow Bulk Purchase of Electricty

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith sent out the following letter to her constituents in the fall village newsletter. FROM THE PRESIDENT As we bid a fond farewell to summer, it’s appropriate to review what was accomplished during the past three … Continue reading

Lakewood Trustee Ken Santowski Wakens from Summer Siesta and Reports to Constituents – 1st July Meeting

My fellow residents: Sorry I have been away so long. Tom Hanks asked me to go for a plane ride and we all know what happened next. Can you say “Wilson”? Since I have not spoken to you for the … Continue reading

Turnberry Country Club Solicits Members

No initiation fees. That’s what the post card I got today at my non-Turnberry Lakewood home said. Just spend $355 a a month, if you join on your own, or $580 a month for the whole family.  Tennis courts included, … Continue reading

Ken Santowski Reports to Lakewood Constituents

Lakewood’s Village Trustee is the only municipal official I know that send regular reports of his take on village meetings to his constituents.  Here is his latest missive: Greetings from another planet: January 31, 2011 Each year I resolve to … Continue reading

Lakewood Newsletter from President Erin Smith

Here’s the latest missive delivered in the mail to Lakewood residents: From the President On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to wish you and your families a Happy New Year. As a community, we face many of … Continue reading

Lakewood Trustee Shares Thoughts on Village Board Meeting – Part 3

Lakewood Village Trustees provides a public service to constituents who don’t attend village board meetings by jotting down his thoughts of what happened. Friday he covered the tax levy and dam in Turnberry, which is funded by a Special Service … Continue reading