Help Wanted: East Side Lakewood Resident with Financial Background for Village Trustee

The newly-reconstituted Lakewood Village Board held its first regular meeting under Acting Village President Carl Davis Tuesday night. At the end of the meeting, Davis laid out the type of person he is looking for to replace himself as Village … Continue reading

Lakewood’s National Night Out Held Despite Afternoon of Rain

Mid-afternoon one could have been excused if one thought Police and Fire National Nights Out events throughout McHenry County would be cancelled. The sky cleared up, however, allowing the Village of Lakewood and other municipalities to hold their community relations … Continue reading

Lakewood Joins Police Departments’ National Night Out on Tuesday

For the first time in my memory the Lakewood Police Department is holding a National Night Out Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 at Redtail Golf Course, according to Chief Mike Roth. “There will be food, music, and fund for the … Continue reading

Serwatka Thwarted in Effort to Oust Two Trustees, Moving to Alabama

Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka was unsuccessful in attempt to push two appointed Trustees off the Board and replace them with two other men. Village Attorney Michael Smoron delivered the bad news to Serwatka before the meeting got underway, but … Continue reading

Will Paul Serswatka Be the Second Governmental Leader to Leave McHenry County?

With two  U-Haul trucks having left Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka’s home late last week, it certainly looks as if he is leaving Illinois. If so, he would be the second head of a local government to pull up stakes. … Continue reading

Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … Continue reading