The Route 62 Four-Lane Question

For as long as I can remember, Barrington Hills has opposed turning Route 62 into four lanes. When Jim Kempe was Village President and I served as State Representative and was Republican Spokesman on the Appropriations Committee that handled the … Continue reading

Views of Traffic Slowed by Snow

All in all, it was a very bad night for traffic. Route 62 was worse than that part of Algonquin Road east of Route 31, which is a county road. Maybe it was the beet juice mixed with the salt. … Continue reading

Public Officials Gather for Algonquin’s Western Bypass Groundbreaking

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo: FINALLY! Manzullo, Durbin Hail Start of Algonquin Western Bypass Project [ALGONQUIN] U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin said the strong resolve of local officials, business leaders and frustrated motorists led … Continue reading

Will Higher Toll Taxes to Increase Traffic on Algonquin Road through Barrington Hills?

The preferred routes to southeastern McHenry County may change for cheapskates like me when they drive to and from Chicago. That’s because the Pat Quinn Administration’s tolls at the Route 31 Exit will almost double from 40 cents to 75 … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Sign

This is income tax day and this sign, while not local, is appropriate because TEA Party demonstrations are going to be held in Crystal Lake on Route 14 at Main Street and on Route 62 in Algonquin. For the Route … Continue reading

The Chicago Tribune’s Blinders

A paragraph from a Chicago Tribune article about Illinois Tea Party demonstrations: “A typical protest will draw a few dozen vocal participants, including last month’s rally at the Schaumburg office of U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean intended to persuade the Democrat … Continue reading

Congressman Don Manzullo’s Prepared Remarks for Press Conference Decrying Rod Blagojevich Draining McHenry County Road Money Earmarked for Western Byp

McHenry County Blog published an article on the press conference yesterday and Congressman Don Manzullo’s press release separately today. What follows are his prepared remarks: Remarks of Congressman Don ManzulloWestern Bypass News Conference Good morning. Today, I am joined by … Continue reading

Congressman Don Manzullo’s Prepared Remarks for Press Conference Decrying Rod Blagojevich Draining McHenry County Road Money Earmarked for Western Byp

McHenry County Blog published an article on the press conference yesterday and Congressman Don Manzullo’s press release separately today. What follows are his prepared remarks: Remarks of Congressman Don ManzulloWestern Bypass News Conference Good morning. Today, I am joined by … Continue reading

Manzullo, McHenry County Officials to Discuss Western Bypass Money Fight

McHenry County Blog received this press release from United States Congressman Don Manzullo. It says that a meeting and press conference will be held Monday with area officials about Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Department of Transportation’s shelving of the Western Bypass … Continue reading

Manzullo, McHenry County Officials to Discuss Western Bypass Money Fight

McHenry County Blog received this press release from United States Congressman Don Manzullo. It says that a meeting and press conference will be held Monday with area officials about Governor Rod Blagojevich’s Department of Transportation’s shelving of the Western Bypass … Continue reading