Park District Propaganda
Apr06

Park District Propaganda

Tomorrow is election day. Leading up to this year’s election somebody paid for an interesting mailer to go out to many of the homes in the area. This political mailer does not say who paid for it. Hopefully it wasn’t out of the taxpayers’ pockets. I have included a scan of it for those who haven’t seen it.   Yes, it is hard to read but we will ignore the choices in design and focus on the claims made....

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Biggest Stories of 2014
Dec20

Biggest Stories of 2014

2014 is winding down, and I’ve assembled a brief top five list for the biggest happenings in Wilmington for 2014. This is completely arbitrary but I’ve tried to emphasize things that have or will impact our lives in town. Honorable Mentions Wilmington football wins the 3A state championship | November This is a great feel good moment for the Wildcat faithful and a highlight of 2014 that will be talked about for decades to...

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A History of Water Rates
Nov19

A History of Water Rates

With another water bill increase coming soon, and one that is likely to end up higher than the previously approved increase, MyIslandCity has put together a spreadsheet that calculates what percentage your water bills have gone up since 2008. We have created a page we will continue to update as rates change, you can find that by clicking here. If you’d rather jump straight to the spreadsheet just click on this link. All you need...

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All the Reasons a Taxpayer Funded Gym is a Great Idea
Mar05
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Don’t Let the Police Raise Your Water Bill
Jan16

Don’t Let the Police Raise Your Water Bill

Our Wilmington water bills are going up over 22% starting on the next statements. If the Wilmington Police Department has their way, they’d be going up even more. In case you missed it, WPD has suggested the city council add $30 a year to your water bill because it’s hard to do their job. Rather than enforce the ordinance on the books, the department would rather see the stickers eliminated altogether and even threw out...

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Disgusting Display of (No) Remorse by Alleged Drunk Driver
Jul03

Disgusting Display of (No) Remorse by Alleged Drunk Driver

On Sunday, June 30, a vehicle flew down West River Road through the stop sign at Route 53, clipping another vehicle. The result of this collision was a flipped SUV crashing through the wall at Wilmington’s Ben Franklin. Charges, including driving under the influence, are pending against Kyle Haberkorn of Joliet. MyIslandCity believes all Americans are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Kyle Haberkorn will have his...

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