Fleming Road Alliance Reminds Folks of Second County Highway Department Input Session

The Fleming Road improvements are moving right along. Comments from McHenry County Transportation Department consultant TransSystems include IDOT will be installing a new signal at the Illinois Route120 intersection. A stop light will be installed, even though there have been … Continue reading

Signs Fan the Flames on Fleming Road Repair

There’s an Initial Public Meeting to consider reconstruction of Bull Valley’s Fleming Road tomorrow afternoon and early evening. It will be held from 4-7 at the County Administrative Building in Conference Rooms A & B. Here’ the county’s objective: The … Continue reading

Metra Ridgefield Station Chugs Along, But Planning and Zoning Commissioners Want Traffic Improvements, Too

The Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission gave preliminary approval to Metra’s proposed Ridgefield Train Station, but conditioned it on making multi-million dollar road improvements recommended by city engineering firm Patrick Engineering. The improvements, most overdue, according to Patrick engineers … Continue reading

County Board Candidate Craig Steagall Focuses on Tighter Ethics Rules

The man who has taken on Ken Koehler‘s sale of the old Flowerwood nursery property on County Club Road to Metra for a commuter rail passenger station–and I mean really taken him on–is calling for other county board members and … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Ridgefield Metra Station

The following are some observations on the traffic problems brought up by Metra’s proposal to purchase 17.3 acres on Country Club Road in Ridgefield for a new stop. As a long-time resident of Crystal Lake, I am very familiar with … Continue reading

$1.5 Million Being Paid for Ridgefield Metra Site Half-Owned by McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler

Very, very shortly after I asked Metra Board Secretary Lisa Murphy to fax me what would be in the board packet for Friday’s meeting, my machine started to buzz. The summary memo from Metra Executive Director Phillip Pagano revealed that … Continue reading

Musings on the Proposed Ridgefield Metra Station

More than one person has reacted to Metra’s proposal to build a train station about as far from McHenry County College as is possible. Below I share some thoughts that have come from readers: I am becoming concerned about the … Continue reading

Alexander Lumber’s Move to Ridgefield, Proposed Metra Station Implications

When I was posting about the 400th day of Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley’s 75% city sales tax increase, I was fantasizing that Alexander Lumber was moving to the unincorporated Ridgefield location of the old 84 Lumber property in order … Continue reading