Lakewood Fire Protection Switch from Woodstock to CL Draws Criticism

This email from Linda Wagner criticizes the Lakewood Village Board’s 3-1 vote to switch fire protection from the Woodstock Fire Protection District to the City of Crystal Lake Fire Department. Voting favor were Jeff Iden, Paul Serwatka and Bev Thomas. … Continue reading

Lakewood Roads Clear as Fire Truck Makes CO Call

Morning came and the snow was high. And, there was a beeping noise in the Skinner household. It was in the basement next to the furnace. The carbon monoxide detector. The furnace was off, but why? Expert in all sorts … Continue reading

Lakewood Paying Private Fire Company $120,000 for Early Termination of Contract

At its Tuesday night meeting in the village-owned Red Tail Golf Course trailer complex, the Lakewood Village Board voted to hire the Woodstock Fire Protection District to replace American Emergency Service Corporation. The Gary Jensen firm, which provides privatized fire … Continue reading

Lakewood Trustee Shares Thoughts on Village Board Meeting – Part 3

Lakewood Village Trustees provides a public service to constituents who don’t attend village board meetings by jotting down his thoughts of what happened. Friday he covered the tax levy and dam in Turnberry, which is funded by a Special Service … Continue reading

Lakewood Moving Fire Protection from Private Company to Woodstock Fire Protection District

Four years ago negotiations broke down between the City of Crystal Lake and the Village of Lakewood concerning fire protection. Crystal Lake officials insisted that Lakewood residents pay an amount calculated by using the tax rate Crystal Lake residents pay. … Continue reading

Crystal Lake and Lakewood Bargaining Fire Protection

The end of January Northwest Herald Editor Dan McCaleb got Lakewood Village President Erin Smith to say that “in the future” Lakewood might be willing to discuss returning its fire protection to the Crystal Lake Fire Department. (The link provided … Continue reading

Blogger Ernie Hagenow Captures Lakewood Fire Department at First Big Fire

Crystal Lake blogger Ernie Hagenow headed toward the smoke when he saw it from Lippold Park. It was in Lakewood’s Brighton Oaks Subdivision. Here’s one of his photos from Genuine240’s Weblog (BETA): If you would like to see the rest … Continue reading