Man Sentenced to Six Years for Being Drunk in a Hit and Run

A press release from the McHenry County State’s attorney: JEFFREY A. HUNT SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR AGGRAVATED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Jeffrey A. Hunt, … Continue reading

CL Council Candidate Robert Miller’s Court Appeal of Petition Rejection Set for January 22nd

Robert Miller, after having been kicked off the ballot by Crystal Lake City officials acting in their capacity as the Crystal Lake Electoral Board, went to court. Wednesday, in Judge Thomas Meyer’s courtroom, all that happened was the setting of … Continue reading

Crystal Laker Five Years for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office: DAVID J. TAPLEY SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 54-year-old David J. Tapley … Continue reading

More Evidence That Real Reason for Home Rule Is More Tax Revenue

Home Rule is mainly about getting more money into municipal coffers. Another example of this is found in a Rockford Register-Star column by writer Chuck Sweeney: “There’s a related hope that the state’s lawmakers will allow Rockford, a nonhome-rule city, … Continue reading

Did Aaron Shepley Have a Conflict of Interest by Serving on Electoral Board?

In a comment, under this article, the wife of Robert S. Miller, Dianne, wrote the following: During the hearing Robert’s statement included the fact that Mayor Shepley’s wife works for the same law firm that represented [Council members] Hopkins, Brady … Continue reading

Robert Miller Appealing Being Tossed Off the Crystal Lake Council Ballot, Asks Support through Go Fund Me Page

Here is what is wife, Dainne Miller wrote: Hey everyone! Robert has decided to appeal the Election Board hearing decision in McHenry County. It hasn’t been an easy decision. He wants to be your voice on the Crystal Lake City … Continue reading

McHenry County Courthouse Blizzard Closing Results in CL City Council Challenger Being Taken Off Ballot in Repeat of 2014 Petition Challenge

For a second election cycle, incumbent members of the Crystal Lake City Council eliminated ballot competition. The result is that Ellen Brady, Cathy Ferguson and Brett Hopkins will have no opposition on the ballot…unless challenger Robert S. Miller wins a … Continue reading

Tonight Crystal Lake Council Incumbents Again To Try Remove Only Opponent from Ballot

The Municipal Officers Electoral Board of the City of Crystal Lake is meeting tonight at 7:30 to decide whether the three incumbent City Council members get a free ride to another four years in office. At issue is whether challenged … Continue reading

Defenders Book Store Opens in Downtown Crystal Lake

A press release from the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County: Environmental Defenders’ New Book Store, The Green Read, to open on Small Business Saturday, November 24 Woodstock, IL – November 12, 2018 – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s new … Continue reading

Lakewood Joins Police Departments’ National Night Out on Tuesday

For the first time in my memory the Lakewood Police Department is holding a National Night Out Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 at Redtail Golf Course, according to Chief Mike Roth. “There will be food, music, and fund for the … Continue reading