CL Gets $1.4 Million to Install Two Left-Turn Lanes on Virginia Street Road to Virginia Street

At the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Wednesday, the City of Crystal Lake received a $1.4 million grant to construct a second left-turn lane from Virginia Street Road to Virginia Street, otherwise known Route 14. That’s what McHenry County’s member … Continue reading

Crystal Lake’s $64,000 Question

The new monuments marking the edges of the Virginia Street Tax Increment Financing District cost $16,000 each. There are lots of questions, one set of which begins with “Why?” Let me give you a sample: “Why were they thought necessary … Continue reading

Algonquin Bypass to Begin, Plus Route 14 Crystal Lake to Woodstock and Route 47 and Tollway Makeovers Set

$92 million is earmarked for the Algonquin Bypass. When first proposed it would have cost half that much. $63 million will be spent to make Route 14 four lanes all the way from Crystal Lake to Woodstock, where it will … Continue reading

1,204 Foot Wichita, Kansas, Broadcast Tower Collapses End of Last Month

I remember the chastisement I received in an email for showing a collapsed broadcast tower whose image had been projected on the McHenry County College Conference Center screen. BMB Communications Management spokesman John Maguire said I should have used a … Continue reading