Filings for Municipal Office, Petition Deadline Monday

Here’s my best effort to find out who had filed for village and city offices through mid-Friday. I couldn’t find any web site that listed who had filed. Most who have not filed will probably wait until last Monday afternoon. … Continue reading

Wonder Laker Takes Exception to County Board’s Zoning re Boat Storage

This popped in a comment to one of the articles on the restrictions included in one of the previous articles about restrictions proposed in the County’s Unified Development Ordinance: Why would the county decide what you can and can’t have … Continue reading

Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring.  The next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

Most McHenry County Schools Announce Monday Day Off Because of Extreme Cold

From Woodstock District 200: All District 200 schools and Kids Club will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014. All after school activities, practices, evening events, sports and outside user activities will also be cancelled. Phone and email messages confirming … Continue reading

Sheriff Nygren Hit With Suit Charging Failure to Supervise Resulting in “False Arrests and Use of Excessive Force” by Deputies; Launching Pad – Wonder Lake Arrest Last Christmas

Attorney Louis J. Meyer filed another Federal case Monday, December, 23, 2013, against the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department, McHenry County, a deputy and Kieth Nygren personally. Wonder Lake and one of its policemen are also defendants. Here’s what the suit … Continue reading

Bill Prim’s Sheriff’s Campaign Moves to Wonder Lake for 4th of July Parade

The Bill Prim for Sheriff Committee reports that forty volunteers were in the Wonder Lake 4th of July Parade. The campaign sent a number of photos, including ones of dune buggies. Look at a couple below: The float had people … Continue reading