Sager Running for Woodstock Mayor Again

Contrary to previous rumors, Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager is running for re-election. Also filing for the office, as of about one hour before the deadline for filing is Gregg Hansen. Filing for the three City Council vacances are Jim Prindiville … Continue reading

Federal Suit Against Woodstock Police Officers & City Government

Two Woodstock Police officers, plus the City of Woodstock, have been sued in Federal Court by Phillip Williams of Woodstock. The are Eric Schmidtke and Sharon Freund. The law firm is Meyer & Kiss. LLC. The suit stems from an … Continue reading

Woodstock Prostitution Arrests Across from Challenger Learning Center

Woodstock Police arrested two women for prostitution at YY Massage on Friday. The press release is below: Prostitution Arrest On Friday, November 4th , 2016, the Woodstock Police Department’s Investigations Division began an investigation into YY Massage (221 E. Church … Continue reading

The Question Jack Franks Would Not Answer at His Woodstock Town Hall Meeting

Jack Franks, running for McHenry County Board Chairman, professes to be transparent and accountable. The transparency is wonderfully symbolized in the fish bowl from which he draws questions written on three by five inch note cards. I had a question … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

County Board to Distribute Left Over Grant Money

The McHenry County Board is set to distribute $70,516.24 in unallocated Community Development Block Grant money and $34,415.24 in unallocated Community Development and Housing Grant funds at its meeting on Tuesday. You can see the recommendations of the Community Development … Continue reading

Motorcyclist Survives Rear End Collision in 3-Vehicle Crash

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Multiple Vehicle Traffic Crash – July 31st, 2016 A 51-year-old Hoffman Estates man was flown to Condell Hospital and a 72-year-old Woodstock man was transported by ambulance to Centegra-Woodstock following … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

Getting the Cheapest Electric Rate

Before we went on vacation, my Village of Lakewood sent out the press release below. I just got around to acting on it. The points out that Commonwealth Edison, our most avaricious utility–always asking the Illinois General Assembly to raise … Continue reading

Traffic Ticket Discrimination Against Out-of-Towners Everywhere, But Crystal Lake and

The Chicago Tribune released results of a study of traffic ticket data that shows whether police departments discriminate in favor of their own residents. In the towns studied in McHenry County Crystal Lake and Harvard stood out as being even-handed. … Continue reading

Tax Takes for Cities and Villages

Below is what cities and villages in McHenry County did to property taxpayers last year and what can be expected this year: City or village INCR / DECR INCR / DECR 2015 – 2014 2014 – 2013 IN TOTAL TAX … Continue reading