Pessimistic Outlook for Northern Illinois University

Stimulated by a Northwest Herald editorial extolling the future of Northern Illinois University, Lakewood bond analyst Steve Willson penned the following: NIU’s Decline Is Inevitable On September 20, 2018, the Northwest Herald ran an editorial (“Our View:  NIU enrollment declines not irreversible or … Continue reading

Steve Willson’s Reply to Anonymous Commenter’s Charge of Lying about Randall Road’s Capacity

Commenter “Pro” wrote: “Figures from the McHenry County Division of Transportation show that, even at rush hour, traffic on Randall Road at Algonquin does not exceed capacity, nor has traffic on that part of Randall grown in more than twelve … Continue reading

Steve Willson Does County Board’s Homework on Randall/Algonquin Road Intersection

An analysis of the need for improving the intersection of Randall and Algonquin Roads by bond analyst Steve Willson, a resident of Lakewood: Randall/Algonquin: How Big and How Much? The decision as to whether or by how much the Randall/Algonquin … Continue reading

Costs and Benefits of Expanding MCC Facilities

From Lakewood bond analysis Steve Willson: The Most Basic Question About the MCC Capital Project All of the arguments made by administration at MCC to justify the science labs/health careers labs project fail to address THE most fundamental question: Will … Continue reading

Rebutting the MCC Rebuttal on $34 Million Project – Part 3

Below is Part 3 of the rebuttal from Lakewood bond analyst Steve Willson’s critique (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) to the “Corrections” paper about the critique issued by anonymous McHenry County College officials: Rebuttal to MCC’s “Corrections in Response to McHenry County … Continue reading

Rebutting the MCC Rebuttal on $34 Million Project – Part 1

Below is Part 1 of the rebuttal from Lakewood bond analyst Steve Willson’s critique (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) to the “Corrections” paper about the critique issued by anonymous McHenry County College officials: Rebuttal to MCC’s “Corrections in Response to McHenry County … Continue reading

Anonymous MCC Source Rebuts Steve Willson Critique of $34 Million Project

The following was passed out at the McHenry County Board’s Committee of the Whole meeting last week. It was in response to Lakewood bond analyst Steve Willson’s critique of the $34 million lab renovation and student services proposal detailed in … Continue reading