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

What’s Happening to Home Prices in McHenry County?

The Chicago Tribune has created an interactive map that shows how much home prices have changed in the last year and in the last five years, as well as the average home price. In the last week or so, I … Continue reading

Dee Beaubien Officially Kicks Off Independent Campaign for State Representative against Dave McSweeney

Jewel Pavilion in Barrington’s Citizens Park was pleasantly packed when Dee Beaubien spoke to friends and supporters about the Independent candidacy that she seeks to mount against Republican Party nominee David McSweeney, also of Barrington. Staking out her leadership of … Continue reading

“Barrington Hills Observer” Offers Reasons for Electric Aggregation Referendum Failure

A local blog called “The Barrington Hills Observer” offers a suggestion as to why the electric aggregation referendum failed in Barrington Hills. Deepening the mystery are favorable referendum results in the neighboring villages of Barrington and South Barrington. “Why did … Continue reading

Kent Gaffney, Doug Whitley Meet with Barrington Businessmen

A press release from State Rep. Kent Gaffney: Gaffney Tours Mattson/Witt with IL Chamber President Gaffney & Whitley Discuss Jobs Agenda for Illinois Barrington, IL – State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) and Doug Whitley, President & CEO of the … Continue reading

Jobs Leaving Illinois, including Woodstock & Barrington

Each month the Illinois Department of Commerce lists companies who have notified it that they are laying off large numbers of employees. Here are the upcoming layoffs just showed up in the December report: Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare (home health care) … Continue reading

Rahm Emanuel’s McHenry County Contributors

The Sunday Chicago Tribune last week had a data base of Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s contributors. Just for fun, I thought I’d look up those from zip codes covering parts of McHenry County. Here’s what I found.  They are in … Continue reading

Bean Stays in Her Bunker Twice More, This Time in Her Home Town

Here we go again Below is the Joe Walsh campaign press release on Melissa Bean’s refusing to come to Barrington candidates’ debates/appearances. Another Weekend, Two More No Shows From Melissa Bean Eighth Congressional Incumbent Melissa Bean continues her string of … Continue reading

Another Suicide by Train, This Time in Barrington

One of the comments under the Daily Herald article on a 17-year old boy’s train suicide near the Barrington High School yesterday morning follows: “Looks like Phil Pagano started a new trend.” Readers didn’t think it was appropriate, turning enough … Continue reading

Barrington Investor Daniel Spitzer Taken into Federal Custody

An affidavit from U.S. Postal Inspector Natalie Reda has resulted in a criminal complaint against Barrington’s Daniel Spitzer, who also is a resident of St. Thomas. He is accused of running a Ponzi scheme in which people who had previously … Continue reading