Johnsburg and Antioch Residents Want a Voice on Massive Sewer and Water Rate Increase

From the office of Steve Reick: Reick and Wheeler Petition ICC for Local Hearing on Proposed Utilities, Inc. Rate Hike This week Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) and I sent a letter to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC), asking officials … Continue reading

Connecting the Population Decline Dots

Its too early to suggest that the photo here represents the future of McHenry County, but with population being down in McHenry County since 2010, while being up in all the other Chicago-area counties, it could be that the County … Continue reading

Lakewood Votes to Sell $8.5 Million in Non-Referendum Bonds, Sewer and Water Rates Still To Increase 8%

The average water and sewer bill on the west side of Lakewood is $1,200 a year. By 4-3, the Lakewood Village Board gave first approval to issuance of up to $8.5 million in revenue bonds which the board majority clearly … Continue reading

Lakewood Village Board to Sell Non-Referendum Bonds

At tonight’s 7 PM Lakewood Village Board meeting, the following is on the agenda: Motion to Approve Ordinance 2010-(04) – An Ordinance Authorizing the Issuance of up to $8,550,000 Waterworks and Sewerage Revenue Bonds (Sales Taxes and Revenue Sharing Receipts … Continue reading