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  • Grafton Twp. eliminates bus service to Rutland Twp. Oct 22, 2013 5:23 PM
    Grafton Township voted to terminate bus service to Rutland Township’s senior and disabled residents Monday, a move that squarely puts the ball back in Rutland’s court. “Nothing seems to have happened down there,” Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns said of Rutland leadership. “We’ve given them the deadline of November 30 and it doesn’t look like anything’s going to happen.”

     
  • Most Grafton Twp. trustees support cutting Rutland’s free rides Oct 17, 2013 5:32 PM
    A majority of Grafton Township’s board members say they will vote to end bus service for riders in Rutland Township because that township can not decide whether to help pay for the service.

     
  • Editorial: Continue senior, disabled bus service Oct 11, 2013 5:00 AM
    Rutland Township should continue bus service for its residents in Sun City by paying its fair share, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Rutland Township board defers vote on funding senior, disabled bus service Oct 9, 2013 12:41 PM
    The Rutland Township board deferred a decision on whether to fund senior and disabled transportation services currently provided for free by Grafton Township. Grafton has threatened to discontinue the bus service Nov. 30 due to budget woes. “I always resist rushing into anything without having explored all of the options,” township Trustee Fred Bulmahn said. “I'm opposed to anything that's not means tested or needs based.”

     
  • Decision looms on senior buses in Grafton, Rutland townships Oct 6, 2013 6:51 AM
    Rutland Township leaders never had to shuttle their senior and disabled residents around, because Grafton Township always did it for them — for free. But now Grafton officials they can't afford this, leaving Rutland officials to decide whether to pony up or find another program.

     
  • Learn how to buy eco-conscious toys Sep 27, 2013 5:00 PM
    The public is invited to Green Drinks McHenry County from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen, 110 N. Main St. in Crystal Lake. Head upstairs at Duke's for info and inspiration, business and pleasure. Come talk about “greening” the future with others. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol. Nonalcoholic drinks are available, of course.

     
  • Rutland Twp. looks at bus options for seniors, disabled Sep 11, 2013 5:30 AM
    While Grafton Township leaders have threatened to cancel bus service to senior and disabled residents in Rutland Township, Rutland officials are deciding whether to pick up where Grafton may leave off. Tuesday night, Rutland township board members said they will continue to discuss how and whether to provide transporation to those groups within the township.

     
  • Grafton, Rutland at odds over bus service Aug 22, 2013 7:58 PM
    A showdown is looming between a pair of neighboring townships over a shuttle bus service Grafton Township extended to the Sun City seniors living in Rutland Township. Although 58 percent of the rides within the past year were made to Rutland Township residents, its officials have not offered to compensate Grafton Township for picking them up. And Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns says the free rides are over.

     
  • Some scores out of date for transparency project Jul 29, 2013 9:51 AM
    Officials from the city of Elgin and DuPage Forest Preserve District say transparency grades recently made public by a watchdog group reflect outdated numbers. “We're being held accountable, but no one's holding them accountable,” said Sue Olafson, a forest district spokeswoman.

     
  • Grafton Twp. asking for help with senior bus service Jul 16, 2013 6:55 PM
    Grafton Township officials are looking to bolster their senior bus service by seeking help from McHenry County, Pace Suburban Bus Service and Rutland Township residents. Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns on Tuesday submitted a grant application to the county in hopes of offsetting the cost of the bus service.

     
  • Grafton Twp. officials shocked by $42,000 legal bill Jul 6, 2013 8:00 AM
    Although Grafton Township has shelled out more than $654,000 in legal fees stemming from various lawsuits that involved its former supervisor, it’s an unpaid legal bill of about $42,000 that’s giving the township sticker shock.

     
  • Grafton Township no longer embroiled in lawsuits Jul 3, 2013 5:41 PM
    Grafton Township can finally celebrate its freedom from a litany of lawsuits. Monday, the Second District Appellate Court dismissed the last of the three lawsuits that involved former Supervisor Linda Moore.

     
  • Grafton Twp. litigation almost at an end Jun 28, 2013 4:33 PM
    One of the last remaining vestiges of former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s reign — a lawsuit between her and the former road commissioner — has been dismissed. A McHenry County judge threw out the lawsuit in which then-road commissioner Jack Freund sued Moore for unpaid bills, the second such suit to be dismissed in as many months.

     
  • Grafton Twp. to ask Rutland Twp. for bus program money Jun 28, 2013 8:47 AM
    Huntley has been kind enough to support Grafton Township's senior and disabled bus service by contributing $10,000 toward those efforts, a commitment the village reaffirmed Thursday night in the form of an intergovernmental agreement. But now, Grafton Township Supervisor James Kearns wants Rutland Township to show him the money, since 58 percent of the people who ride the shuttle hail from Rutland Township's portion of Sun City, he said. “We shouldn't even be servicing them,” Kearns said.

     
  • WOW! offered through Girl Scouts, Sage YMCA Jun 14, 2013 10:04 PM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is partnering with Sage YMCA to offer a Journey Camp to all girls in second and third grade. During the camp, girls will learn about water celebration and conservation in WOW! Wonders of Water or their sisters around the world in "World of Girls. The camp will be 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. July 8-12, and July 15-19, at Sage YMCA, 701 Manor Road in Crystal Lake.

     
  • Children’s health, safety fair set for Saturday Jun 5, 2013 7:15 PM
    House District 64 State. Rep. Barbara Wheeler, a Republican from Crystal Lake, hosts a children’s health and safety fair on Saturday, June 8, at Grant High School, 285 E. Grand Ave., in Fox Lake.

     
  • No one injured in east side Algonquin fire Jun 3, 2013 1:57 PM
    Fire officials are investigating the cause of an early-morning fire that caused less than $10,000 damage to a house on the east side of Algonquin. No injuries were reported.

     
  • Lakewood festival promises fun for the whole family Jun 3, 2013 3:55 PM
    The village of Lakewood will hold its second annual Celebrate Lakewood festival from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Redtail Golf Club. It is free fun for the whole family. Festivities will include games, face painting, a moon bounce, balloon artist, driving range for kids and raffle prizes.

     
  • Grafton Twp. turns over a new leaf May 30, 2013 9:56 AM
    Grafton Township, marred for years in lawsuits, infighting and rocky finances, appears to be on the brink of a resurrection. Not only has the new board approved a preliminary balanced budget of nearly $1.27 million that cuts no services, but it also paid several bills from the prior administration and hired a township attorney.

     
  • Huntley honors clerk for 25 years of service May 15, 2013 2:18 PM
    Rita McMahon originally decided to work for Huntley so she could earn money while raising two children at home. That was 25 years ago. Last week, Huntley recognized McMahon for her 25 years of service with a proclamation thanking her for her devotion. "She's the brains of our office, I'll tell you that," Village President Chuck Sass said. "Hopefully she's here for another 25 years."

     
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