Endangered Mussel Announced in Longmeadow Parkway Meeting

Citizens are meeting at the Algonquin Village Hall tonight. The topic is the Longmeadow Parkway, proposed to have a toll bridge across the Fox River. Most attending oppose the project. The discovery of an endangered species could delay construction of … Continue reading

Cost of the Algonquin Bypass

Now that the election season is (almost) behind us, perhaps we can start thinking about public policy again and not just politics.  Below is a study by Steve Willson on the Algonquin Bypass: Our Outrageous Roads In September of 2014, … Continue reading

County Board Appointment Interview – Rt. 23 Intersection with Tollway

Third on McHenry County Board Chairman Joe Gottemoller’s list of highway projects for which he sought reactions from the four applicants for appointment to the rest of just-resigned Metra Board member Ken Koehler was financing an intersection at Route 23 … Continue reading

Tollway’s Press Release on $59 Million New Huntley Eastbound Entrance & Exit

You may have read my Friday piece about coming home from the Rockford trial of Greg Pyle, a former McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant. I decided to take the Tollway from Route 20 to the new Tollway exit at Route … Continue reading

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen Says He Wants Referendum Approval Before Signing on to Algonquin Toll Bridge

Elgin’s Daily Courier-News reports that newly-installed Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen is insisting on local voters approving a referendum in 2014 before giving his support to build a toll bridge south of Algonquin. Pretty much every municipal board, plus … Continue reading

While Others Have Given Up the Fight against the Toll Tax Hike, Jim Tobin Hasn’t

A press release from Jim Tobin: TAXPAYERS TRY TO STOP LISA MADIGAN’S “HIGHWAY ROBBERY” CHICAGO–Plaintiffs against the Ill. State Toll Highway Authority filed an amended complaint today in Cook County Circuit Court. Plaintiffs consist of James L. Tobin, Christina Marie … Continue reading