Johnsburg Suspends Developer Impact Fees

When McHenry County was the fastest growing county in the United States for three decades, current residents complained loudly (and accurately) that new subdivisions were not paying their own way. The result was the imposition of developer impact fees to … Continue reading

Johnsburg’s Parading Village Officials, Employees, etc.

A Johnsburg Police Car signaled the start of the Saufen und Spiel Parade. A Sheriff’s car came next. The colors were borne in a truck driven by a member of the Polish American Legion Post 188. Most people stood in … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report

I attend McHenry County parades because politicians use them to try to gain name identification and support. Sunday I was at Johnsburg’s Saufen und Spiel Parade. The parade route was a long one. It went from the Village Hall down … Continue reading

Banker Jack Franks Takes Heat in Johnsburg

A group called “Citizens for Fiscal Fairness” has unleashed a press release aimed at Johnsburg State Bank Chairman and attorney Jack Franks, who just happens to be on the ballot running against Republican Steve Reick on the Tuesday after next. … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Johnsburg Bank Stiffs Subdivision

A press release from the Village of Johnsburg: PLEA FROM WHISPERING RIDGE HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION TO THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSBURG The President of the Whispering Ridge Homeowner’s Association has asked the Village for assistance in compelling the State Bank to complete … Continue reading

Politicians in the Johnsburg Parade

With the new roundabout in Downtown Johnsburg, I parked north of the Community Club and walked toward the refreshment area. The first sign of politics was a Steve Reick sign on the back of a big red pickup. At the … Continue reading

Maggie Haney Criticizes Opponent Village President Ed Hettermann for Canceling Board Meeting That Was To Be Taped and Posted on Village Web Site

What follows is a press release from Johnsburg Village President candidate Marggy Haney.  She is running against incumbent Ed Hettermann.  You might find some of the numbered questions of interest. ELECTED OFFICIALS AND CITIZENS SILENCED AS PRESIDENT OF JOHNSBURG CANCELS … Continue reading

Johnsburg Trustee Ron Zanko Doesn’t Think the Northwest Herald Got It Right Sunday

Look at Johnsburg Trustee Ron Zanko’s take on Sunday’s Northwest Herald article about Maggie Haney, who is running for Village President against Ed Hettermann: “Cal…….I saw your posting on the blog regarding Johnsburg. “FYI What you’ve shown in the article … Continue reading

Johnsburg Trustee Says Village President Posted Press Release on His Own

Friday a press release arrived from the Village of Johnsburg which attacks Margaret Haney, who is running for Village President against the incumbent Ed Hettermann. Subsequently, Johnsburg Village Trustee Ron Zanko sent the following communication: “On Friday, March 8th, the … Continue reading

Johnsburg Village Web Site Used in Election Campaign

Attended my first Johnsburg Village Board meeting on Thursday. In the public comment section a woman named Maggie Haney spoke extensively and critically of Village affairs. Later I learned that she was running for Village President against incumbent Ed Hettermann. … Continue reading

Recognizing Police, Fire & Military at the Johnsburg Parade on 9-11

The next the last parade this year in McHenry County was in the Saufen und Spiel one in Johnsburg on Sunday, 9-11. As usual police and fire vehicles were in front. Next were Johnsburg Police Chief and I’m assuming an … Continue reading