Columns by Kurt Begalka
Learning that the village of Cary had worked out a deal with McHenry County to save the current village hall and repurpose it as a police training facility was encouraging, especially as historic preservation can be hard to come by.
In 1969, 48% of students in kindergarten through eighth grade walked or biked to school in 1969, according to the North Carolina-based National Center for Safe Routes to School. Forty years later, that number had fallen to 13%.
Those of us who witnessed the scene play out live on television, will never forget that grainy image of a Boeing 767 slamming into the south tower of New York’s World Trade Center – minutes after an American Airlines jet struck the north tower.
The McHenry County Historical Society administrator hopes some of the remnants of Camp Lakota in Woodstock – its lodge, climbing tower, program center, shower house, shelters and 16 wooded camp sites so far remain – can be repurposed.
The 1838 structure housed the county’s courthouse before a split with Lake County led to the county seat moving farther west
It is time – indeed, way past time – for Richmond village officials to disclose what residents will receive in return for the sale of Memorial Hall, McHenry County Historical Society administrator says
Richmond’s Memorial Hall was originally a gift to residents of Richmond. That should be kept in mind as village, new owner considers next steps
Village Board OK’d sale of landmark but area residents propose nonprofit to keep it in public hands
McHenry County Historical Society administrator weighs in on legislation that could limit access to the vote and how it fits into U.S. history
‘(T)he great advance of women in the last century – moral, intellectual and economic – has been made without the vote, which goes to prove that it is not needed for their further advancement along the same lines,’ one opponent wrote