Vote on $2.2 Million Woodstock Road Project Tomorrow, Even Though Defeated in Transportation Committee

Saturday I wrote an article entitled, Charles and Raffel Roads Roundabout Proposal Comes Around Again, Despite Defeat in Committee Day after Election I apparently misunderstood where the proposal to award $2,229,600 to Curran Contracting Company of Crystal Lake was scheduled. … Continue reading

The Awful FRG Train-School Bus Accident

October 25, 1995–twenty years ago. What an awful day. That was the day of the Fox River Grove school bus-Metra train collusion. Substitute driver unfamiliar with the route. Mercifully, I remained blissfully ignorant of the morning crash until about noon. … Continue reading

School Buses Moved from CL South to Central for Football Game

Apparently to provide more parking for Crystal Lake South High School fans at the 1 PM Saturday football game, school buses were moved from the bus barn next to South owned jointly by Districts 47 and 155 to CLCHS. Bus … Continue reading

District 300 Weighs In on Potential School Bus State Aid Cuts

A press release from School District 300: Proposed cut to transportation funding concerning to D300 community The State of Illinois provides “categories” of education funding to school districts, such as transportation special education bilingual education. The state mandates that the district … Continue reading

Five, including Female School Board Member & Transportation Director, Indicted in $800,000 School Bus Kickback Scheme

This press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office tells of how a female North Chicago School Board member conspired with the female Transportation Director to get kickbacks from school bus companies. I mention the public officials’ gender because it is … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Amends His Call for a Special Prosecutor for Sheriff Keith Nygren

One might have thought the campaign ended with the Republican primary victory of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren over Zane Seipler, the deputy Nygren never wants to see in the Sheriff’s Department again. But Seipler’s blog, McHenry County Sheriff’s Department … Continue reading

Illinois Labor Department Investigation of Huntley School Bus Electrical Accident Not Finished

I’m still trying to get information about the state Labor Department investigation of the Huntley School District 158 accident in which a bus driver was sent to the hospital because of the severity of her electrical burns. No news yet … Continue reading

Illinois Labor Department Investigation of Huntley School Bus Electrical Accident Not Finished

I’m still trying to get information about the state Labor Department investigation of the Huntley School District 158 accident in which a bus driver was sent to the hospital because of the severity of her electrical burns. No news yet … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 2

Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Wednesday before last, when I was computer-impaired because of Microsoft’s Vista, Governor Rod Blagojevich agreed to the suggestion of the NIU president to use $40 million to tear down and … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 2

Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Wednesday before last, when I was computer-impaired because of Microsoft’s Vista, Governor Rod Blagojevich agreed to the suggestion of the NIU president to use $40 million to tear down and … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 1

I haven’t written anything on the Northern Illinois massacre beyond my being astounded by NIU’s president and police chief assertion of satisfaction with the way things went after the mass murder and how my grandfather helped stop an early 1940’s … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 1

I haven’t written anything on the Northern Illinois massacre beyond my being astounded by NIU’s president and police chief assertion of satisfaction with the way things went after the mass murder and how my grandfather helped stop an early 1940’s … Continue reading

Huntley School Bus Driver Hospitalized after Electrical Shock

My father let me use his Mercedes diesel while I was running for county treasurer in 1966 and after I was elected. (He went through both a Cadillac and a Mercedes stage.) To make sure the underpowered 190D started after … Continue reading

Huntley School Bus Driver Hospitalized after Electrical Shock

My father let me use his Mercedes diesel while I was running for county treasurer in 1966 and after I was elected. (He went through both a Cadillac and a Mercedes stage.) To make sure the underpowered 190D started after … Continue reading