Looking at Lakewood TIF and SportsPlex Documents

I picked up a pile of paper two weeks ago at my Lakewood Village Hall. It took hours to flip through. Twice. I can’t tell you I fully understand what was provided and I have no idea what was not … Continue reading

Serwatka Responds to Board “Everything’s Fine” Comments

An email from newly-elected Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka: The Northwest Herald released an article yesterday, giving a glimpse of the battle that lies ahead. Residents have responded, describing some board members’ responses as “obtuse,” “pig-headed” and “narcissistic”… One thing … Continue reading

Decrying Lack of Municipal Competition, Especially in Lakewood

Lakewood policy wonk Steve Willson took fingers to keys, writing the following lament about the lack of candidates in most municipal elections and, especially, his own Village of Lakewood. I am disappointed in how many local races are not contested, … Continue reading

NWH Columnist More Than a Little Skeptical about Lakewood’s TIF District

Sunday Northwest Herald columnist Kevin Craver weighed in on the proposed Lakewood Tax Increment Financing District (due to be passed this Tuesday night at a 7 PM meeting being held at Turnberry Country Club). Of interest to some will be … Continue reading

Being Transparent Doesn’t Molify Potential Lakewood SportsPlex Neighbors

Lakewood’s Village Board brought those proposing to build the Chicagoland SportsPlex to face the public Tuesday night, one week before zoning of it is to be considered. The main concern of those in Colleens Cote, who have a Huntley postal … Continue reading

Mark Comments on Lakewood’s Proposed TIF District

A commenter named Mark provides the following information on the proposed Lakewood Tax Increment Financing District.  (A meeting will be held at the Turnberry Country Club at 7 PM on the next two Tuesdays to discuss the SportsPlex proposed for … Continue reading

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, Critic of McHenry County Board’s Lakewood SportsPlex Stimulus Loan, Retiring

The United States Senator who put the McHenry County Board’s Stimulus loan for the McHenry County SportPlex on the national map in his 2010 Wastebook has announced he is retiring at the end of the year. That’s what the National … Continue reading