Bond Retirement Allows Fox River Grove to Cut Real Estate Taxes, Partially Offset by Hike to Fund Police Pensions

A press release from the Village of Fox River Grove: Village Property Taxes Will Reduce 7% Fox River Grove property owners will pay less in taxes to the Village during calendar year 2019. The Village Board adopted an $18,882 (2.1%) … Continue reading

FRG Mayor Throws in with Chicago on State Aid to Educatoin

Fox River Grove’s Village President Robert J. Nunamaker has thrown in with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Here’s what a Chicago Sun-Times article says today: “Robert J. Nunamaker, mayor of Fox River Grove, was asked why he was supporting a bill … Continue reading

Mayors Endorsing Jack Franks

Just thought you’d like to know the mayors and village presidents who have endorsed Jack Franks as of 7-12-16: City of Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan City of McHenry Mayor Susan Low City of Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager Village of Algonquin … Continue reading

New Fox River Board Members Facing Lawsuit Just Like the Last

Can someone set the headline to the tune used in “I’m Henry, the VII, I Am?” As anyone who drives through Fox River Grove on Route 14 or who takes the train to Chicago knows, Fox River Grove has a … Continue reading

Fox River Grove Approves Slot Machines

With slot machine salesmen and liquor licensees urging the Fox River Grove Village Board to legalize what proponents like to call “video poker,” the Board complied on a 6-0 vote. Frank Gumma, owner, Ideal Gaming, Inc., East Dundee, made the … Continue reading

Mike Tryon’s Fish Boil – Part 2

This is the second part of the Mike Tryon Fish Boil story.  Part 1 is here. Mike Tryon gave a short talk at his third Huntley Fish Boil. Then, he introduced the elected officials. After he was finished with the … Continue reading

McHenry County Government Stimulus Loan Money Tapped Out

The McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee voted to allocate the last of the $18,338,000 in Federal Stimulus bonds for governments to the City of McHenry and the Village of Fox River Grove. With $10.6 million already allocated to Crystal … Continue reading