Replacements for Failed Virginia Street TIF District’s “Decorative” Street Lights Being Replaced Next Week

It was last April when I noticed that the decorative street lights financed by the Virginia Street Tax Increment Financing. Look at the ones you see in the photo below, taken on a good day in November, 2011. Then compare … Continue reading

Virginia Street TIF Trouble?

A year and a half ago in November of 2011, Crystal Lake city officials gathered in McCormick Park to dedicate the improvements along Virginia Street financed by that street’s Tax Increment Financing District. Among the improvements were low and high … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster, et al, Complain about County Czar Supporters Deliberately Posting their Signs Next to Republican Candidates’ Signs

A press release from McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: “This press release is to give notice that recent actions by those individuals working for the county executive referendum question are intentionally placing their signs next to many GOP candidates’ … Continue reading

Com Ed Electric Line Sparking on Route 14

Right near the north end of the Virginia Street TIF District (you know the place, just look for the two $16,000 stone monuments) in front of the Crystal Lake Motel, high winds have snapped an electric line maintained by Commonwealth … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Fog

Saturday morning it was foggy. How foggy? Take a look at the water tower in McCormick Park next to the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Building. In the foreground you can see one of the ornamental street lights financed by … Continue reading