Over $8 Million for Unincorporated Subdivision Roads

The McHenry County Transportation Committee has voted to budget $8,060,000 over the next five years to attack the problem of unincorporated subdivision roads. A memo explains what’s up: In accordance with Illinois Law, Motor Fuel Tax Funds are permitted to … Continue reading

McConnaughay and Tryon Criticized for Road Fund Diversion

Part of the deal to cope with the gaping hole that Illinois Democrats passed onto Republican Governor Bruce Rauner resulted in the raiding of various earmarked funds. The Road Fund was one of them. The Democrats have raided it repeatedly … Continue reading

McSweeney Introduces Eleven Bills

Sophomore State Rep. David McSweeney introduced eleven bills on the first day of the session. To say that it is an ambitious agenda is more than an understatement. You can take a look at them below: House Bill 173 – Repeals … Continue reading

Input Sought on McHenry County Transportation Plan

From the McHenry County Department of Transportation: The McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing the County’s 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan. When complete, the Plan will provide a blueprint for future transportation decisions, prioritizing which and when projects are … Continue reading

Nunda Township Still Seeking Volunteers for Sandbagging until 9 Sunday Night

Yesterday Nunda Township Supervisor-Elect Lee Jennings sent out another robo-call seeking volunteers. [Jennings identified this as Rawson Bridge Road near the Broken Oar.  When he emailed me, he said the water was higher on Monday morning.] People are needed for … Continue reading

McHenry County Road Project Updates

From the McHenry Department of Transportation: MCDOT Update Construction Rakow Road has been completed. Aside from a few punch list items and tree planting in the spring, this $26 million project was completed ahead of schedule and on budget. The project website … Continue reading

More Bike Paths in the Future for Lakewood, $1.4 Million Grant for Lakewood Road Repaving and Paths

This in a continuation of the the winter newsletter from Lakewood Village President Erin Smith. Bicycle Path for Lakewood Road and Lake Avenue Our residents have consistently identified the construction of bicycle paths along major arterial streets as a priority … Continue reading