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

$18 Million Federal Stimulus Request for $40 Million Route 47 & 176 Lakewood Recreational Complex on County Board Finance Committee’s Agenda Tuesday

Headed by Lake in the Hills’ Louis Tenore, Jr., a group of investors is seeking permission to obtain $18 million in Federally-subsidized stimulus money, according to a document posted on the McHenry County Board’s web site. The proposed McHenry County … Continue reading

A Candidate Knocks at My Door

From the spring weather and clothing evident in this photo, you can tell it wasn’t taken last weekend. You are right. It was taken the weekend before. There was Lakewood village president candidate Erin Smith. She is running against John … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Contrasting Signs

When I was in Woodstock Monday, I saw two political signs. The first was that of State Senator Pam Althoff’s and State Rep. Mike Tryon’s. It was on Route 14 across from the proposed minor league baseball stadium site right … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Contrasting Signs

When I was in Woodstock Monday, I saw two political signs. The first was that of State Senator Pam Althoff’s and State Rep. Mike Tryon’s. It was on Route 14 across from the proposed minor league baseball stadium site right … Continue reading

Huntley Bank Robbers Teens from DeKalb County

A couple of teenage boys were arrested late last week for robbing the Castle Bank in Huntley on March 10th. Seems a bit strange that they would be from Hinkley, which is straight down Route 47 and west on Route … Continue reading

Huntley Bank Robbers Teens from DeKalb County

A couple of teenage boys were arrested late last week for robbing the Castle Bank in Huntley on March 10th. Seems a bit strange that they would be from Hinkley, which is straight down Route 47 and west on Route … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Picket Signs

In a story below, I relate how Huntley teachers were holding picket signs for people who were attending last night Huntley School District 158 Board meeting. The most interesting tid bit came after the board meeting. Teachers, who had been … Continue reading

Message of the Day – Picket Signs

In a story below, I relate how Huntley teachers were holding picket signs for people who were attending last night Huntley School District 158 Board meeting. The most interesting tid bit came after the board meeting. Teachers, who had been … Continue reading