Sanitary Districts’ Contribution to 2018 McHenry County Tax Bills

There are only two sanitary districts in McHenry County. One was inaugurated with a “Royal Flush” in Island Lake, if memory serves me correctly. It is now called the Northern Moraine Wastewater Reclamation District. It now covers Island Lake, Lakemoor … Continue reading

LITH Seeks To Rid Self of Water Customers in Unincorporated Areas

The following email was sent to McHenry County Blog last week by Debbie Mahler: “For years, residents of Flint Michigan knew something wasn’t right with their water, and officials hid the truth. In LITH officials have openly admitted that the … Continue reading

$1 Selling Price of Unincorporated Lake In The Hills Water System Up For Vote Tonight

Promises made, promises broken A press release from Rep. Allen Skillicorn: First informed by letter on February 12, “In the coming months, the Village of Lake in the Hills will be considering plans to transfer ownership of the unincorporated portion … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Learns of Monday Meeting Subject Before County Board Members

Reader Nob caught a story on the Northwest Herald web site saying the McHenry County Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting tomorrow morning at 10:30 will not only discuss next year’s budget, but will also consider consolidating the Lake in … Continue reading

The LITH Sanitary District Consolidation Report by Village Staff

Some have expressed interest in the cost-benefit study regarding the Lake in the Hills Village Board’s assuming control over the LITH Sanitary District conducted by Lake in the Hills. It is difficult to find on the village web site, so … Continue reading

Satus Quo in LITH Sanitary District Case with Judge Leaning Toward Jack Franks’ Position

Sitting through most of the 1:30 Wednesday hearing on whether McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will be able to control the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District led me to offer, “Congratulation, Jack,” as he walked down the hall. … Continue reading

Republishing the LITH Sanitary District’s Case – Part 1

Originally published on July 12th, the following is the first part of the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District’s reply to McHenry County Board chairman Jack Franks’ suit to allow his picks to take over the LITH Sanitary District. Parts … Continue reading

The LITH Sanitary District’s Case – Part 3

Lake in the Hills Sanitary District attorney Derke Price argues that the case cited by the State’s Attorney’s brief in support of voiding the annexation into Kane County is an interpretation of the wrong sanitary district act. Patrick Kenneally’s attorneys … Continue reading

The LITH Sanitary District’s Case – Part 2

On June 20, 2017, the McHenry County Board passed a resolution “purportedly appointing Eric Hansen…and Kyle Kane.” Price then lists the problems: County boards have no authority to make appointments to sanitary district boards, rather it is the Chairman who … Continue reading

The LITH Sanitary District’s Case – Part 1

No consideration was given by Judge Thomas Meyer to the brief filed the day he entered an injunction preventing the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District from purchasing Kane County land. No harm, no foul, I guess, because the District … Continue reading

Franks Wins TRO Against LITH Sanitary District

If you just read the Temporary Restraining Order against the Lake in the Hills Sanitary District by Judge Thomas Meyer Monday morning, it sounds like a great victory for McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. The approximately 13 acres of … Continue reading

McHenry County Beats LITH Sanitary District to the Courthouse with Quo Warranto Suit

During public comment at the snippity-snap 17-minute meeting  LITH Sanitary District attorney Derke Price, said a quo warranto suit would be filed against McHenry County. That was after the two Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees appointed to $6,000 … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Board Reverses Kane County Annexation…or Not

The elephant in the Lake in the Hills Village Board room, so to speak, was the law that determines who appoints members of the LITH Sanitary District. I sponsored it in the early 1970’s. When the new 1970 State Constitution … Continue reading

LITH Sanitary District Trustee Point-Counterpoint

As I take a look at the moves and counter moves involved in the fight over who has the right to appoint the $6,000 a year Lake in the Hills Sanitary District Trustees, I’m taken back to my favorite course … Continue reading