Woodstock Schools Aiming Lawyers at Lakewood TIF

Tonight at 7, the Woodstock School District will consider a resolution to sue the Village of Lakewood over its the Tax Increment Financing District that the Village Board passed eleven months ago.  (Map showing where meeting will be held here.) … Continue reading

Woodstock School District Looking at Suing Lakewood over TIF District

Lakewood’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District is on the agenda of the Woodstock School District Tuesday. Here’s the posting: Approval of Resolution Authorizing Lawsuit against the Village of Lakewood Seeking Dissolution of the Illinois Route 47 and Illinois Route 176 … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler Running for Tryon’s Seat

At Allen Skillicorn’s Crystal Lake petition pizza party, I learned that District 300 activist Nancy Zettler and attorney with an office in Algonquin is running for State Representative. The Democrat seeks to replace Crystal Lake’s Mike Tryon who is retiring. … Continue reading

Lakewood Hot Button Issues Update

Been wondering what’s up with the proposed Lakewood SportsPlex, the Tax Increment Financing District and the restaurant which the Village announced it wanted to replace the current lakefront Village Hall. I filed a Freedom of Information request a couple of … Continue reading

Part 4 – Willson on Lakewood SportsPlex & TIF Documents

Final segment of bond analyst Steve Willson’s take on the recent documents produced by the Village of Lakewood on the SportsPlex proposal and its Tax Increment Financing District. Notes on the Lakewood TIF FOIA dump 5/27/15 11. That [Erin] Smith … Continue reading

Part 3 – Willson on Lakewood SportsPlex & TIF Documents

This is third installment in a series by bond analyst Steve Willson: Notes on the Lakewood TIF FOIA dump 5/27/15 9. Now we know why [Gary] Sexson said the SportsPlex was “currently dead”. See the 3/20/15 email from [Catherine] Peterson … Continue reading

Part 2 – Willson on Lakewood SportsPlex & TIF Documents

Today we continue with bond analyst Steve Willson’s commentary on the documents produced by the Village of Lakewood pursuant to my Freedom of Information Act request concerning the SportsPlex and Tax Increment Financing District: Notes on the Lakewood TIF FOIA … Continue reading