Minutes of Secret Meeting on Randall Road Released

The McHenry County Transportation Department has posted minutes of the August 28, 2014, meeting to which members of the County Board, the general public and the media were prohibited from attending. I find interesting that the term CFI (for Continuous … Continue reading

Hanky Panky at the Courthouse

Yesterday, I attended the Transportation Committee meeting of the McHenry County Board. That was where the Committee voted 3-2 to approve dropping the Continuous Flow Intersection in favor of a more conventional, yet innovative for Illinois, approach of three left … Continue reading

CFI Dead, Triple Left Lanes Recommended to County Board

As I predicted last night, the Continuous Flow Intersection proposed by the McHenry County Transportation Committee and County Board has succumbed to political, business and village official pressure. As Chairwoman Anna May Miller put it, “The CFI had significant push … Continue reading

Prediction on CFI – Down the Tube, Replaced by Triple Left Lanes on Algonquin Road, Doubles on Randall

Pressure has been building to kill the Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin and Randall Roads. After tomorrow’s meeting the idea will be in the trash can. One could tell at the last Transportation Committee meeting that Committee Chairwoman Anna May … Continue reading

What to Expect at County Transporation Committee Meeting Wednesday Morning

The McHenry County Transportation Committee will meet at 8:15 AM in the Board’s room in the Administrative Building in Woodstock. According to The First Electric Newspaper, there was a secret slide presentation to a group of “stakeholders” last Thursday. Algonquin … Continue reading

Blinking Lights at Randall and Algonquin Roads

I wouldn’t be conspiratorial enough to think County officials turned off the traffic light at one of the busiest intersection in McHenry County, but as I was taking about fifteen minutes to get from Miller Road through the intersection of … Continue reading

Critics of Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin & Randall Roads Make Progress

In Sunday’s Northwest Herald, Executive Editor Dan McCaleb announces he has changed his mind on the County Transportation Department’s desire to build a Continuous Flow Intersection at Algonquin and Randall Roads. Strangely, the NWH has published nothing I have seen … Continue reading

McHenry County Defends Randall Road Project

McHenry County’s Transportation Department replied to the ALAW-related Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability critique of the county’s plan to expand Randall Road. Below is McHenry County’s reply: McHenry County has reviewed the May 12, 2014 CAPA position paper on the … Continue reading

Citizens’ Group Attacks Continuous Flow Intersection on Randall Road

The following analysis of the Continuous Flow Intersection McHenry County is contemplating building at the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads was prepared by Citizen Advocates for Public Accountability: Highway Robbery CAPA Position Paper on the Randall Road Phase II … Continue reading

Population Dropping, But CFI Based on Increase

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting the Census Bureau says that each of the six Chicagoland counties lost population between 2010 and 2013. The McHenry County Board’s Continuous Flow Intersection at the corner of Algonquin and Randall Roads is based on … Continue reading

Property Owner’s Attorney Hints Lawsuit If CFI Constructed

March 25, 2014 Chairwoman Tina Hill McHenry County Board 230 Verbena Lane Woodstock, IL 60098 Re: Proposed Continuous Flow Intersection Project at Randall & Algonquin Roads Dear Chairwoman Hill: I represent the shopping center located on the Northwest corner of … Continue reading

County Board Member Robert Nowak Flipped on Randall Road Intersection

In District 1, GOP incumbent Robert Nowak is being challenged by Andrew Gasser and David Stieper. (The other incumbent is Democrat Nick Chirikos.) What follows is the last paragraph from the Daily Herald article on the District 1 Republican Primary … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 3

This is the third installment of the debate which occurred at the McHenry County Board Tuesday morning over the resolution to approve a contract to continue the widening of Randall Road from four to six lanes, plus revamping its intersection … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 2

Next up in the McHenry County Board debate on the widening of Randall Road and the reconstruction of its intersection with Algonquin Road was Mike Walkup. WalkupĀ  complained about the excessive population figures used in the analysis. He urged the … Continue reading

The County Board Debate on the $9 Million Randall Road Expansion Resolution – 1

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog brought the County Board’s consideration of the $9 million Phase II contract up to the debate on the Randall Road resolution. Transportation Chairwoman Anna May Miller read a prepared statement which referred to a poll on … Continue reading