Pritzker Visits Mainly Closed Stores in Downtown Crystal Lake Sunday

Downtown Crystal Lake is not a hub of activity on Sundays. About half the stores are closed. Nevertheless, that’s where McHenry County Board Chairman and JB Pritzker endorser Jack Franks decided to steer the Democratic candidate for Governor on Sunday, … Continue reading

Tribune Features Problem 1994 Skinner Legislation on Gathering Information on Teacher Sex/Physical Abuse Would Have Solved

This weekend the Tribune highlighted the problem of school districts not being able to find out if prospective teachers had been found to have sexually abused students. In 2009, eight years after bringing too many boxes home my legislative office, … Continue reading

Gun Drawn at Volkswagen Dealership in Service Dispute

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Deprtment: Aggravated Assault and Disorderly Conduct Arrests On Saturday, March 10, 2018, at approximately 2:50pm, Crystal Lake police officers responded to Volkswagen of Crystal Lake, 5213 Northwest Highway, for a report of … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Council Tax Hikes Far Exceed Increase in the Cost of Living

Take a look at how much Mayor Aaron Shepley and the Crystal Lake City Council has levied in taxes beyond the increase in the Cost of Living: Real estate taxes have increased more than $3 million more than they would … Continue reading

CL Gets $1.4 Million to Install Two Left-Turn Lanes on Virginia Street Road to Virginia Street

At the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Wednesday, the City of Crystal Lake received a $1.4 million grant to construct a second left-turn lane from Virginia Street Road to Virginia Street, otherwise known Route 14. That’s what McHenry County’s member … Continue reading

20-Year Old CL Male Arrested for Child Porn, Indecent Solicitation & Grooming

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Possession of Child Pornography Arrest On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Domenique D. Hines* (20) of 955 Golf Course Road #4, Crystal Lake, IL, was arrested on a warrant subsequent to an ongoing … Continue reading

Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading

West Nile Virus in Crystal Lake

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: McHenry County reports first human case of West Nile virus Woodstock IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) hasconfirmed its first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) of 2017, inan elderly individual from Crystal Lake who remains hospitalized. As of August 23, fifteen (15) mosquito batches collected in McHenry County have tested positive … Continue reading