Tribune Looking at Lakewood SportsPlex EB-5 Financing

This morning I played photographer’s assistant on Pleasant Valley Road. I held up the remote controlled flash. Antonio Olivo is doing a story on things immigration, including the financing of the Lakewood SportsPlex complex with EB-5 “buy a visa” program … Continue reading

ALAW Presents County Board Votes on Federal Stimulus Bonds

The Alliance for Land, Agriculture and Water has made votes by McHenry County Board members up for election available to the public. So, if the local newspapers didn’t ask the question you think is important, you might find some direction … Continue reading

Joe Walsh Reports Barack Obama-Melissa Bean Stimulus Law Created 169.46 Jobs

The following press release has been received from 8th District Republican candidate for Congress Joe Walsh: JOE WALSH COMMENTS ON FAILURE OF STIMULUS BILL, CALLS ON A NEW DIRECTION FOR THE AMERICAN ECONOMY (Grayslake, IL) – Critics of President Obama’s nearly … Continue reading

Lakewood Explains SportsPlex

You will remember that details about the McHenry County SportsPlex have been dribbling out a little bit at a time. Some residents have been upset enough to distribute a broadside, which I publishes here. (We found it after coming back … Continue reading

Investment Bank Announces Commitment to SportsPlex, If

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog showed you the letter from the Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group saying that it would raise $27 million “for construction and operation of the (McHenry County SportsPlex” sports facility complex to be constructed in McHenry County.” That … Continue reading

So, You Want to Know More about the Lakewood SportsPlex?

Here’s the first of a series of article that Pete Gonigam has written for his First Electric Newspaper. It’s entitled, FEN Finds Possible Problems for Proposed SportsPlex You can read about and see the Prairie Grove maraschino cherry processing plant … Continue reading

Remedial Math and English Needed by Those Who Prepared Huntley School District 158 Board Packet

If you spend some time looking at the most recent detailed board packet that the Huntley School Board kindly posts, you will find some mistakes. Previously, administrators incorrectly did the math on a list of items on how to spend … Continue reading

May Letter Outlines $5 Million in Direct and Indirect Lakewood Financial Assistance to Sportsplex Developer Lou Tenore

Approved unanimously by the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee this morning, the proposed $40 million McHenry County Sportsplex comes with $5 million worth of strings to Lakewood taxpayers, including $1 million to buy the land on Route 47 and … Continue reading

$18 Million Federal Stimulus Request for $40 Million Route 47 & 176 Lakewood Recreational Complex on County Board Finance Committee’s Agenda Tuesday

Headed by Lake in the Hills’ Louis Tenore, Jr., a group of investors is seeking permission to obtain $18 million in Federally-subsidized stimulus money, according to a document posted on the McHenry County Board’s web site. The proposed McHenry County … Continue reading

Is Huntley School District Cover-Up Unraveling? Part 2

Yesterday, the first half of a report was published on what happened on the special ed front at the parents advisory committee meeting and the subsequent school board meeting. What follows, concludes that report. Board member Aileen Seedorf questioned a … Continue reading

Huntley District 158 Special Ed Moms Draw Blood, Board Divided – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog began a rather exhaustive report on Thursday night’s meeting of the Huntley School District 158 school board meeting on how to spend Federal Stimulus money earmarked for special education. Today we continue the comments made by … Continue reading

Huntley District 158 Special Ed Moms Draw Blood, Board Divided – Part 1

Huntley School District 158 Special Ed Moms poured in on during the public comment time before the school board Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday night. By the time that part of the meeting was over at 11:15, there was … Continue reading

Is Federal Special Ed Funding to Be Used to Expand Regular Ed Programs?

We would like to think government employees wouldn’t take money away from special ed children and use it for regular education. Especially when money is specifically designated for special ed use. Even if the Federal law allows such a diversion … Continue reading

Federal Stimulus Providing $310,000 in Sewer Improvements to Lakewood’s East Side

At Tuesday night’s meeting of neighbors at Rick and Ernstiena Clark’s home on Meridian Street, newly-elected Village President Erin Smith told the upwards of 30 people gathered that Lakewood has been approved for a grant of about $330,000 to complete … Continue reading