What the CL City Council Could Do to Get Rid of the CL Library’s Blagojevich Factor

As bond analyst Steve Willson has pointed out, in his industry those doing business with a government are banned from future business for two years if they make political contribution related to the entity. No such prohibition exists for builders, … Continue reading

CL Library Bond Issue Proponents Seeking Second Referendum Approval Tuesday Night

Not much notice, but the people in favor of borrowing $30.1 million to build a new Crystal Lake Library at the corner of West Crystal Lake and McHenry Avenues are asking the City Council to put another referendum on the … Continue reading

Willson CL Library Architect Donating Big Money to Library Referendum Campaign

The following letter from bond analyst Steve Willson, was published originally in the Northwest Herald. ¬†It is re-published below with permission from the author: Questionable Contributions Editor: Many years ago it was common for investment banks to contribute to local … Continue reading

CL Library Architect Donates $8,000 to Library Yes Committee

Haven’t seen anything like this since the Woodstock School bond referendum committee received tens of thousands of dollars from the builder on the south side of town which went under in the housing recession. Architects¬†Engberg Anderson wants to do the … Continue reading