Approval of Lakewood SportsPlex Planned for Tuesday Night at 6

The unveiling of the the McHenry County SportsPlex details will start at Lakewood’s Red Tail Golf Course Club House at six Tuesday night. Before the night is over, I’d give odds the deal, complete with so far unrevealed “development incentives,” … Continue reading

Will the Strikers Agree to Offer?

Capitol Fax Blog reports from a union press release that “the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and the Laborers’ District Council of Chicago & Vicinity reached a tentative three-year agreement with the Chicago Area Independent Contractors Association (CAICA), … Continue reading

Judge Michael Caldwell Gives Lakewood Green Light to Grow to Route 176

The Village of Lakewood asked permission to annex 540 acres running up to Dean Street Road and Route 176, where mail boxes have a Woodstock address. They got permission to proceed from McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Caldwell. The … Continue reading

Route 47 Closed by Major Two-Car Accident

As I was heading to the McHenry County Courthouse complex for the Republican Party-sponsored Chicago Food Pantry food giveaway, a Woodstock Police car came screaming down Business 14 and turned onto Route 47. It was easy to tell that this … Continue reading

Algonquin Bypass to Begin, Plus Route 14 Crystal Lake to Woodstock and Route 47 and Tollway Makeovers Set

$92 million is earmarked for the Algonquin Bypass. When first proposed it would have cost half that much. $63 million will be spent to make Route 14 four lanes all the way from Crystal Lake to Woodstock, where it will … Continue reading

Lakewood Gains New Economic Development Tool

Pete Gonigam’s First Electric Newspaper reported it first, but he didn’t have the map you see below. What you see in orange is the new area within McHenry County designated by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development as … Continue reading