CL Library Bond Referendum Opponents Surface Literature

The folks behind the signs asking people to vote against the Crystal Lake Library advisory referendum on borrowing $30.1 million have a handout. You can read it below: The contact information is [email protected]Continue reading

Where Does Jack Franks Stand on the Crystal Lake Library Bond Referendum?

That’s a question that commenter Mark thinks Franks should answer. Of course, Franks won’t say anything, any more than he did at the McHenry County League of Women Voters candidates’ night that he skipped. Here is Mark’s commentary: Will Jack … Continue reading

CL Library “Vote Yes” Signs Appearing

People poo-pooed my suggestion a couple of years ago that the signs being passed out by the Crystal Lake Library were intended to support a property tax hike. But look what is popping up in the same yards as those … Continue reading

Richard Naponelli Donates $8,000 to CL Library Tax Hike Advisory Referendum Campaign

Richard Naponelli of 5612 Meadowbrook Lane in unincorporated Crystal Lake has written a check to the Crystal Lake Library YES Committee for $8,000. That’s enough for a mass mailing to Crystal Lake voters. The Committee is seeking favorable votes on … Continue reading

Democratic Party-Controlled Illinois Supreme Court Disses Remap Vote

No big surprise here. Mike Madigan poured big money to elect Justice Thomas Kilbride over a decade ago. He won what was a Republican district. Republicans counter-attacked in the southern most district and took it away from St. Clair County … Continue reading

Alg-LITH Fire Protection District Goes for Tax Hike Second Time

Here’s the question that will be on the fall ballot: ALGONQUIN-LAKE IN THE HILLS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Shall the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, Kane and McHenry Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency … Continue reading

CL Puts $30 Million Advisory Referendum on Fall Ballot for New Library

By a vote of 7-0, the Crystal Lake City Council agreed to place an advisory referendum about borrowing $30 million to build a new library on the General Election ballot this November. Information about the specifics can be found here. … Continue reading

Library Seeks Nov. $30 Million Advisory Referendum

The Crystal Lake City Council will be asked to put a November advisory referendum on the ballot at Tuesday night’s meeting. Careful readers will remember that the Crystal Lake Library have been holding meetings. The June meeting was billed as … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Unveils Anti-Tax Hike Petition

Republican Precinct Committeeman from Algonquin Township heard a presentation from Americans for Prosperity Illinois Field Director Matt Cannizzo about an advisory referendum petition campaign which his organization is promoting. The question the AFP seeks to have citizens put on their … Continue reading

Hinsdale School District Spends Big Money on Referendum

You can read about it the Chicago Tribune, but the end of this paragraph struck me as v-e-r-r-r-ry in-t-e-e-e-r-r-e-s-s-s-ting: Surma said the pre-referendum costs include $130,097 to $161,973 to architect Cordogan Clark & Associates for pre-referendum services, $36,120 to Patron … Continue reading