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

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

Mark DeVries Gets National Award for Discover & Promotion of Beet Juice Anti-Ice Road Treatment

McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler offers the following on an award given to McHenry County Transportation Department Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries: “I am pleased to announce that the McHenry County Division of Transportation (MCDOT) Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries was … Continue reading

Lakewood Roads Clear as Fire Truck Makes CO Call

Morning came and the snow was high. And, there was a beeping noise in the Skinner household. It was in the basement next to the furnace. The carbon monoxide detector. The furnace was off, but why? Expert in all sorts … Continue reading