CL TIF Districts

This year McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan has made it easy to find what Tax Increment Financing Districts are extracting from our pocketbooks. Since my tax bill is composed of most of the tax districts into which Crystal Lakers pay, … Continue reading

Part 3 – Reasons for Opposing the Lakewood TIF District

Lakewood resident Steve Willson took offense at Lakewood Village President Erin Smith’s comments about the lack of knowledge of those criticizing Lakewood’s Tax Increment Financing in a Northwest Herald article Saturday. My third objection: subsidizing a speculative project. If there … 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

Lakewood Final Results – Serwartka Beats Nearest Competitor More That 2-1

A story early last night reported the precinct results and showed the early voting returns. While the following graphic from the County Clerk’s Office doesn’t show the write-in vote in Paul Serwatka’s column, he was the only write-in candidate. The … Continue reading

Incumbent Lakewood Trustee Carl Davis Sends Letter

With this letter from Carl Davis all of the candidates for Lakewood Village Trustee have send information to voters of the approximately 4,000 person town. There are three incumbents on the ballot: Carl Davis Ken Santowski Gary Sexson Trying to … Continue reading