Chicago Magazine Ranks Best McHenry County Schools

Chicago Magazine ranked suburban schools. Here are the results for McHenry County grade schools: Here are the results of McHenry County high schools: The ranking methodology can be found here. … Continue reading

Folks North and South of Crystal Lake Complain of Flooding

The Crystal Lake City Council spent a huge chunk of change to stop the flooding of North Shore Drive. The total cost was $762,000 with State taxpayers kicking in $482,000 through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. From driving … Continue reading

Former South Grade School Principal Succumbs to Ladder Fall

Bill Fetzner, the former Principal of South Grade School and most recently before his retirement in charge of buildings, died during surgery following a fall from a ladder at his home. Fetzner’s son Rob currently serves on the District 47 … Continue reading

What Crystal Lake Grade School to Close

The Northwest Herald’s Brett Rowland wrote a thought-provoking article published Sunday about how Crystal Lake Grade School District 47 has had fewer and fewer students after 2007. Down from 9,124 to 8,359. Down 765 students. So, there seems to be … Continue reading

South School Parent Writes City Council, District 47 Board

South School parent Paul Greenlee, whose family lives on Bennington, has forwarded my story about the Crystal Lake Police Department’s ticket writing “fenzy” (his word) to Mayor Aaron Shepley, the city council and District 47 board members. I thought you … Continue reading

Dads Forced to Cough Up Dough for "Donuts for Dads" Day at South School

Crystal Lake Police turned a warm and fuzzy breakfast of Dads and their children into a public relations disaster at South Elementary School two weeks ago tomorrow. Every year South Grade School, which my son attends, puts on a “Donuts … Continue reading