Union Data from the Village of Lake in the Hills

The Village of Lake in the Hills has sixty-three union employees. They pay either $432 or $709.92 per year in dues. The Service Employees International Union members pay the most, not quite twice as much as police officers are charged. … Continue reading

Two Women Arrested on Drug Charges in Lake in the Hills

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office: Lake in the Hill Drug Arrests The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force (which includes Task Force Officers from Lake in the Hills PD and McHenry City PD) arrested Virginia … Continue reading

Ex-LITH Deputy Chief Keeps Pension Despite Sexual Assault on Teen Girl

It was after the Lake in the Hills Police Pension Board meeting was well underway Thursday that I realized I would miss the meeting. Fortunately, the Chicago Tribune sent stringer George Houde to the meeting. That resulted in a page … Continue reading

Skillicorn Urges End of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief’s Pension, Collection Prison Cost from Proceeds

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Skillicorn Demands Greater Accountability of Pension Payouts Lake in the Hills, IL… A former LITH Deputy Police Chief, Alan Bokowski, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Supports Unincorporated LITH Water Users

The following resolution was passed by the Algonquin Township Board on Tuesday night: Resolution in Support of Township Residents Living in Unincorporated Area Connected to the Lake in the Hills Water System WHEREAS, Algonquin Township (“Township”) exists and serves as a … Continue reading

Sexual Offender Alan Bokowski Will Continue Getting $7,027 Per Month LITH Police Pension While Imprisoned

Alan Bokowski is an incarcerated sex offender. He pled guilty to sexual assaulting a child between the ages of 13 and 17. He is a retired Deputy Chief of the Lake in the Hills Police Department. As such, he receives a pension. … 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

Hultgren Visits McHenry County

Congressman Randy Hultgren reports visiting McHenry County recently. He toured the Lake in the Hills Airport. Village President Russ Ruzanski and Airport Manager Mike Peranich explained Lake in the Hills airport operations to me while we toured the facility. The … Continue reading

Skillicorn Asks LITH Municipal League Attendees to Reimburse Village

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: SKILLICORN ASKS LITH OFFICIALS TO REIMBURSE VILLAGE FOR OUTRAGEOUS RETREAT EXPENSES Lake In The Hills, IL—Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) is calling for Lake In The Hills officials who stayed overnight in … Continue reading

Skillicorn Goes After Municipal League Conference Costs

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: SKILLICORN CALLS ON ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO END ANNUAL CONFERENCE CRYSTAL LAKE, IL—It is time for the Illinois Municipal League to end its taxpayer funded annual conference. The Daily Herald reported that … Continue reading

Junior High Racial Disparagement Investigated by Huntley and LITH Police

A press release from the Huntley Police Department: Huntley Police Department Investigates Racially Motivated Threats On Monday, November 13, 2017, the Huntley Police Department was made aware of disparaging racial and threatening comments that were sent to a juvenile via … Continue reading

Lake in the Hills Seeks Flat or Lower Real Estate Tax Levy for 8th Straight Year

$5,481,687.66 was the amount the McHenry County Treasurer requested from property taxpayers to finance the Village of Lake in the Hills this year. The LITH Village Board is scheduled to ask for the same amount, $5,481,688, according to its agenda … 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

LITH Pot Growing Operation Raided

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Clandestine Cannabis Operation Arrest On Monday, September 11, 2017, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force (which includes members of the Lake in the Hills Police Department) arrested Thomas Discher, … Continue reading