Tax Dollars Hardly Working

Every time I drive by McHenry County’s only Park and Ride lot at the intersection of Route 31 and Virginia Street Road, I wonder about its justification. Certainly there was government-owned land as the path of Virginia Street Road was … Continue reading

County Could Farm Out Snow Removal Near Municipalities

BGA President Andy Shaw writes in the Chicago Sun-Times Monday of suggestions made by former Cook County Commissioner (now Congressman) Mike Quigley on saving Cook County government money. One that sounds a lot like something McHenry County Board member Mike … Continue reading

Park & Ride Lot – Possible Salt Dome Site?

The McHenry County Board seems determined to come up with a site for another salt dome in the southeastern part of McHenry County, which the Transportation Committee has defined as south of Route 176 and east of Route 47. Perhaps … Continue reading

Munaretto Recommended for County’s Real Estate Broker

Only one real estate broker out of fourteen who were asked if he/she wanted to represent McHenry County in real estate matters was interested. The only reply was from former McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto. Munaretto retired from the … Continue reading

Transportation Department Verifies County Looking at Eisenman Building

The reply from the McHenry County Department of Transporation to my request for documents relating to the Eisenmann property in Crystal Lake resulted in a denial. I was searching for confirmation that the non-office building portion of the Virginia Street Road … Continue reading

The Humongous Building in Crystal Lake that County Officials Want to Buy for a Salt Dome

My wife refers to the Crystal Lake Park District as the “Crystal Lake Park and Real Estate Company” because it owns so much property in Crystal Lake. Now comes the Transportation Committee and Department saying it wants to buy property … Continue reading

Dorr Township Not Like Grafton, Supervisor Says

“Filled to capacity” is how one person in attendance last night at the Dorr Township meeting. The Dorr Township Hall meeting room is small, so that meant about 25 residents were present. The biggest news was that Supervisor Bob Pierce … Continue reading