Pontoon Almost Goes over the Algonquin Dam

A press release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Route 62 Bridge at Fox River Dam, Algonquin, Illinois – Swift Water Incident At 12:17 p.m., June 25, 2014 the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District responded to a report … Continue reading

Boaters Oppose Bill to Put State Government in Charge of Chain of Lakes & Fox River

A press release from the Illinois Boaters Association: War on Illinois Boaters Continues… Senators Link & Morrison Propose Legislation to Dissolve the Fox Waterway Agency Two Lake County Illinois Senators, Terry Link of Waukegan and Julie Morrison of Deerfield have sponsored a … Continue reading

Nunda Township Board Thanks Flood Volunteers

A press release from the Nunda Township Board: Nunda Township Passes Resolution Thanking Volunteers Hundreds Responded to calls for Assistance Crystal Lake, IL- May 29, 2013- On May 14th the Nunda Township Board of Trustees passed a unanimous resolution acknowledging … Continue reading

With Fox River at Record Height Nunda Township Trustee Says Need for Sandbagging Volunteers “Urgent”

An email from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten: Urgent… Volunteers still needed Good Morning, Despite reports relayed in the media that the Fox River had crested yesterday, the Nunda Road District Employees have seen otherwise and the water has risen … Continue reading

Nunda Township Still Seeking Volunteers for Sandbagging until 9 Sunday Night

Yesterday Nunda Township Supervisor-Elect Lee Jennings sent out another robo-call seeking volunteers. [Jennings identified this as Rawson Bridge Road near the Broken Oar.  When he emailed me, he said the water was higher on Monday morning.] People are needed for … Continue reading

Fox River Still Rising, Nunda Township Sends Out Another Plea for Volunteers

Another message from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten: “The sandbagging operation continues today as the river is not expected to crest until sometime tonight or early tomorrow morning. “We need people to fill, tie and stack sandbags today.  I’m attaching … Continue reading

Sandbag Helpers Still Needed in Nunda Township

A second message has come from Nunda Township Trustee Mike Shorten: “Thanks for the response yesterday. “Between efforts Wednesday and yesterday over 16,000 sand bags have been created, but the need is still great as the Fox River in not … Continue reading

Nunda Township Still Seeking Sandbagging Help

Here’s the text of Township Supervisor-Elect Lee Jennings robo-call yesterday: “This is Lee Jennings, your newly elected Nunda Township Supervisor. “Nunda Township is currently operating a sandbagging program to help our residents affected by the recent flooding. “This program will … Continue reading

Defenders, Algonquin Seek Volunteers to Clean Up Fox River Saturday

A press release from the McHenry County Defenders: 5th Annual “It’s Our River Day” September 15 The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County and The Village of Algonquin are sponsoring the 5th annual “It’s Our River Day” celebration and clean-up. The … Continue reading

I-57 Overpasses

I always get exercised when I see marginal highway projects in Downstate Illinois, while area residents are threatened (with the support of local officials) with a local toll bridge across the Fox River between Carpentersville and Algonquin. In 2007, we … Continue reading