Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Pay $1,562.50 Lukasik Legal Bill

Rachael Lawrence

During the routine consideration of the payment of bills for the Town Fund, Algonquin Township Trustee Rachael Lawrence asked for separate consideration of two day’s bills from attorney David McArdle

McArdle is the attorney that Township Clerk Karen Lukasik has retained to defend her in the suit that Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser has filed against her and others.

The bills were from May 30th and 31st and totaled $1,562.50.

Here is the detail from the 2.5 hours at $250 per hour billed on May 30th:

draft settlement demand; conference with client re settlement terms and follow-up; review file re counterclaim; interoffice conference re same; forward final demand to Attorney Kelly.

For the four hours of May 31st work the following description is offered:

prepare for and attend continued settlement conference; several conferences with client re same and strategy; review pleadings’ discuss statute of limitations; research re same; conference call with client re leak of settlement offer; discuss strategy.

Karen Lukasik

Lawrence contended the work was “performed for the benefit of a specific individual, not the township.”

The Township Trustees all voted to disallow the bill.

During the meeting, no mention was made of the content of the work performed.

Rockford Attorney John Nelson, the man who fought Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore’s battle against her Township Board when the Board tried to usurp her authority, has replaced Jim Kelly in the case.

Its next hearing is Friday in room 201 at 1:30 in the courthouse.

Spring Grove Man Gets Six Years for DUI Involving Death of Woman

From the McHenry County State’s Attorney:


Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 37-year-old Ryan Heineman of Spring Grove, IL, was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Prather for the offense of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ryan Heineman

Under truth in sentencing guidelines the defendant must serve 85 percent of that sentence.

On June 24, 2016 the defendant was found wandering on the side of the road on Route 12 in Spring Grove.

The defendant’s crushed jeep was smashed against a tree in a berm a short distance from the road and 33 year old Tanya McDonough was lying dead in a ditch.

The defendant was taken to the hospital where his blood was drawn and he was found to have an alcohol level of .131.

Ms. McDonough was pronounced dead on scene.

Witnesses told the police that the defendant had been driving with Ms. McDonough earlier in the evening.

The defendant admitted to law enforcement he had been drinking and he had injuries consistent with a driver’s side seat belt impact contusions.

This case was investigated by the City of McHenry and Spring Grove police departments and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs and Randi Freeze.

Lukasik Exit Strategy

From Illinois Leaks, republished with permission:

Algonquin Township – Was the Clerk Settlement offer possible Official Misconduct facilitated by her attorney?


McHenry Co. (ECWd) – While former Trustee Victor and current Trustee Rachael Lawrence filed an unfounded criminal complaint alleging extortion & official misconduct by the Highway Commissioner in January (Extortion article here), there is a mysterious silence on what appears to be official misconduct by the Township Clerk and possibly facilitated through her attorney.

The McHenry County Blog posted a copy of an email from the attorney David McArdle sent to the Algonquin Township attorney James Kelly which contained a proposed settlement which can be viewed below.

One of the prongs of Official Misconduct, a statute specifically created for public officials and employees, outlines key language that appears to parallel language in her attorney’s email to Kelly.

(720 ILCS 5/33-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 33-3)
Sec. 33-3. Official misconduct.
(a) A public officer or employee or special government agent commits misconduct when, in his official capacity or capacity as a special government agent, he or she commits any of the following acts:
(4) Solicits or knowingly accepts for the performance of any act a fee or reward which he knows is not authorized by law.

How is seeking a settlement offer (“solicits”) of $65K in exchange for her to withdraw her suit (performance of an act and a reward for such, an act not authorized by law), not a perfect match to section (4) of the Official Misconduct statute?

One key word in that section is “knows”. 

Karen Lukasik

Did Lukasik know her solicitation of money in exchange to withdraw her lawsuit could be a criminal act?

While Lukasik may not have known such a solicitation could be criminal, the same may not be the case for an attorney who facilitates the matter by sending the email on her behalf.

An ARDC request for an investigation into possible misconduct may be in order for David McArdle.

A request for comment to Attorney McArdle has not been answered at the time of publication.  In the event comment is provided we will update accordingly.

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Oberweis Announces Official Opening of Crystal Lake Campaign Office

The McHenry County Republican Party is renting space to Jim Oberweis for his campaign for the GOP nomination.

Word is there is space for another candidate.

Oberweis has issued this invitation, which is passed on by McHenry County GOP Chairman Diane Evertsen:

The Oberweis campaign has asked that we pass along to you their invitation to their Grand Opening at our Crystal Lake Headquarters office. 

As we prepare for the 2020 Primary, this affords each of us an early opportunity to begin vetting candidates so we can pass along good info to our voters. 

We’re anticipating a very busy summer!


June 22nd Campaign Office Grand Opening in McHenry County

We will be having our McHenry Co grand opening from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM at our Crystal Lake campaign office located at: 6500 Northwest Highway suite 8, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

Everyone is welcome to attend (friends, family, neighbors) and we will be serving complimentary grilled items, beverages, and Oberweis Ice Cream. 

If you would like to volunteer for the campaign, you can respond to this email or sign up on our website:

We also have a paid internship program for high school and college folks that are interested in learning and working on a political campaign.

Additional information is attached. 

Thank You for all you do as precinct committeemen,

Turnover in the Algonquin Township Road District

At an Algonquin Township Board meeting two weeks ago, Trustee David Chapman got up during the public comment period to comment on what Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser had done recently.

Sticking out was that training was complete for the new employees, which Chapman characterized as “a lot.”

Below are the employees and their pay from the last pay period under formed Highway Commissioner Bob Miller and the same information from the first half of June 2019:

Algonquin Township Road District Employees and Pay

As one can see, there has been a lot of turnover.

Brian Doubek is also still an employee. but, during this pay period, he was receiving a Workers’ Compensation check.

Must All Algonquin Township Board Votes Now Be Unanimous?

From Illinois Leaks, reprinted with permission:

Algonquin Township Appointment of Temporary Deputy Supervisor Invalid –


Algonquin Township (ECWd) – Three members of the Algonquin Township Board held a meeting this evening, where one of the agenda items was to appoint a Temporary Deputy Supervisor since the elected supervisor’s health necessitates his temporary absence.

With the resignation of one Trustee, and temporary vacancy of the Supervisor, that leaves three members of this Township’s 5-member board to attend to meetings and vote on actions.

With a roll-call vote on the appointment of a temporary deputy supervisor, Trustee Lawrence voted “no” and Trustees Shae and Chapman voted “yes,” with Trustee Shae declaring the appointment passed on a 2-1 vote. 

He is wrong.

According to the Open Meetings Act, Section 1.02“for a 5-member body, 3 members of the body constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of 3 members is necessary to adopt any motion, resolution, or ordinance, unless a greater number is otherwise required”

As it stands today, Algonquin Township must approve ALL motions, resolutions, or ordinances with a unanimous vote, unless and until either a Trustee is appointed, or the elected Supervisor Lutzow signs a sworn statement saying he is well enough to act as Supervisor again.

You would think, for the money they spend on Attorney James Kelly and his alleged vast experience in township laws, that he could at least advise them on how many votes it takes to pass a Motion or to make an Appointment as clearly explained in the Open Meetings Act.

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Algonquin Township Board Appoints Supervisor Chuck Lutzow’s Wife Darlene as Temporary Deputy Supervisor

With Algonquin Township Supervisor Chuck Lutzow in recovery from a stroke, the township needs someone to sign checks and other documents.

At the meeting on Wednesday evening, the Board voter 2-1 to appoint Darlene Lutzow as Temporary Deputy Supervisor.

The post is strictly ministerial and will no be compensated.

The motion was made by Trustee David Chapman.

“I have a lot of concerns about this,” Trustee Rachael Lawrence said.

She explained that Mrs. Lutzow would have access to all the bank accounts and the entire building.

Lawrence was also bothered that there had been nrvisoo application process.

“All that we know about Supervisor Lutzow’s condition has come from Mrs. Lutzow and only Mrs. Lutzow.”

Lawrence said she knew that Mrs. Lutzow met the statutory requirements for the position.

“I feel there should be more careful consideration put into this.”

Trustee Shea replied, “I’ve known Darlene Lutzow to be supremel y competent. If there is to be any criticism, it’s probably that she is overqualified.”

“I believe she would be the best qualified,” Chapman added.

“I can’t vote for her based on just meeting her,” Lawrence said.

“I have nothing against her,” she added returning to her concernabout the lack of competition for the position.

Before the vote, Shea observed, “This would be a big advantage when Chuck comes back.”

Darlene Lutzow attended the meeting.

Sex Trafficker Gets Life

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office:

Federal Judge Sentences Sex Trafficker to Life in Prison

CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for forcing women and children to engage in commercial sex acts in Chicago and the suburbs.

SAMUEL NICHOLS led a sex trafficking operation that violently forced at least 12 women and children into the commercial sex trade. 

Some of the minors were as young as 13 years old when Nichols trafficked them. 

Nichols kept the money earned by his victims, often taking in $1,000 per day. 

He openly flaunted his role as a trafficker, flashing money in Instagram posts, having “#1 Pimp” tattooed on his stomach, and using the trafficking proceeds to fund a Chicago-area rap group that posted music videos on websites such as YouTube. 

Nichols, 34, formerly of Chicago, has been in law enforcement custody since October 2014. 

A federal jury in Chicago last year convicted Nichols on multiple counts of sex trafficking.  U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall on Monday sentenced Nichols to life in prison.

The sentence was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Jeffrey S. Sallet, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the FBI.  The Carol Stream Police Department provided valuable assistance.

“The depth and breadth of defendant’s crimes are horrific,” Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah Streicker, Michelle Petersen and Elizabeth Pozolo argued in the government’s sentencing memorandum. 

“While these women and children had sex with dozens of strangers, defendant took the money they earned and used it to fund his own extravagant lifestyle.”

A co-defendant, CHARLES FEARS, 26, of Chicago, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and sex trafficking charges.  Fears is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Kendall on July 16, 2019.

Evidence in the case revealed that Nichols and Fears carried firearms and would often hit, slap and choke the victims who worked for them, including one incident in which Nichols beat a female so badly she had to be hospitalized. 

The pair also supplied the victims with drugs and alcohol while coercing them to participate in the commercial sex acts.

If you believe you are a victim of sexual exploitation, you are encouraged to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by logging on to or by calling 1-800-843-5678.  The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Skillicorn Plans End-of-Session Report for June 20th in Algonquin

From State Rep. Alan Skillicorn:

Skillicorn to Host End of Session Town Hall

CRYSTAL LAKE – Now that the spring legislative session in Springfield has concluded, State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) will be hosting an end of session town hall for constituents on June 20, 2019. The town hall will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Algonquin Village Hall.

The House concluded their session on June 1 after passing a huge package of regressive taxes on the back of one of the furthest leftward swings in state history. Skillicorn will present information about the good, the bad and the ugly of the session and its impact on Illinois residents.

Town Hall Details:

End of Session Town Hall

Thursday, June 20, 7 to 8 p.m.

Algonquin Village Hall

2200 Harnish Dr., Algonquin

New Update on 14th Congressional District Activities

From “Former Quigley Supporter:”

14th Congressional District Update 6/19/19

Lauren Underwood Goes All-In for Abortion-on-Demand

Late yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood went all-in for the abortion-on-demand Reproductive Health Act (RHA) signed into law last week by Governor Pritzker. Her campaign Twitter account tweeted the following:

Reproductive healthcare is a fundamental human right. Proud of our state for standing up for women, and I won’t stop fighting until every woman’s right to choose is protected. #StopTheBans

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) last Wednesday opined that Congresswoman Underwood did not respond to the NPR affiliate for comment on the RHA.

Underwood’s tweet from yesterday left no doubt where she stands on Right-to-Life. From a WBEZ article last Wednesday, NRCC Chairman, MN Congressman Tom Emmers said, “I would ask them all [Democrats targeted by NRCC] quite frankly, [IL Congresswoman and DCCC Chair] Cheri Bustos, where they stand on these issues,” Emmer said, specifically referring to abortion.

“Because we’re going to.”

Of the Republicans, only State Representative Allen Skillicorn responded to Underwood’s tweet with a tweet of his own from this morning:

Just another politician who is out of step with a majority of he people. #infanticide is not #healthcare .@LaurenUnderwood #RHAinIL #passtherha

We’ll see how all of the other Republican candidates respond to Underwood’s declaration on Right-to-Life.

NRCC Chairman Urges Republicans to Take Socialism Seriously

Yesterday, an opinion piece was published on FOX News from NRCC Chairman Tom Emmers concerning how real the socialism threat is to our country, and why Republicans need to be knowing what it is and how to defend our freedom in the face of the Democrats’ socialistic agenda of “Democratic socialism” including “Medicare-for-All”, the “Green New Deal” and Abortion-on-Demand including repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

James Marter Writes About Deficits and Term Limits

James Marter’s campaign issued two Facebook memes in the past 14 hours dealing with deficits and term limits. He included a graphic on term limits about all of the members of Congress who go into lobbying after leaving office. One wonders if Marter and the other Republicans running will support the Antillean Alliance of Senator Ted Cruz and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as they work together to write legislation to ban members of Congress from going into lobbying. Ocasio-Cortez told ABC This Week this past Sunday that her staff and Cruz’s staff are discussing the draft legislation.

Congressional Candidates’ Report Cards Coming Out (i.e. Campaign Fundraising Reports)

It’s June 19th, and the 2nd quarter ends a week from Sunday. Shortly afterward, the Republican congressional candidates will need to file their 2nd quarter Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Fundraising Reports to the FEC, which will be made public by mid-July. This will be a good indicator how the Republican candidates are doing, and to see what the eventual nominee will be up against when Congresswoman Underwood’s 2nd quarter fundraising is disclosed.

The following candidates have filed FEC paperwork, and will be the ones required to file a 2nd quarter report: Danny Malouf, Jim Oberweis, Ted Gradel, James Marter. Anthony Catella has not filed FEC paperwork, and since Sue Rezin and Allen Skillicorn have yet to announce their congressional candidacies, they have not filed paperwork either. Though Matt Quigley ended his campaign on April 5, he will be required to file an FEC report, too.

All of the candidates, particularly James Marter, have been ramping up their appeals for campaign fundraising. The fruit of their labor will be determined when their numbers are made public next month.

The DCCC Statement on the Republicans Running for the 14th, May 31

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) issued a statement on May 31 on the heels of James Marter’s entry into the field as a candidate. Note how the DCCC highlights fundraising, and omits Oberweis’ putting $100,000 of his own money into his first quarter fundraising. The DCCC head-count of six excludes Sue Rezin and Allen Skillicorn and includes Matt Quigley:

GOP Clown Car in IL-14 Gets Even More Crowded: Republican field continues to underwhelm as sixth candidate enters the race, with more in the wings

Like clockwork, yet another mediocre Republican candidate entered the primary field in Illinois’ 14th Congressional district this week, bringing the total to six, with more candidates weighing bids. With titular frontrunner (and noted serial political loser) Jim Oberweis raising a paltry $107,450 in his first quarter as a candidate, expect more weak candidates to hop in, and for Republicans to engage in a nasty and expensive race to the right.

While the GOP primary field gets big enough for a pick-up basketball game, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is focused in Washington on delivering for middle-class families: by working to lower the cost of health care, reversing the GOP’s tax hike on Illinois homeowners, and caring for our veterans.

The 11th Annual Congressional Womens Softball Game Benefitting Cancer Research is Today

It’s “Team Congress” versus the “Bad News Babes”, or congressional women (both House and Senate) vs. women in the news media in D.C. facing off to benefit cancer research. Chicago Sun-Times D.C. Bureau chief Lynn Sweet is playing, as well as IL Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. Lauren Underwood is not playing, but she’ll likely be in the stands cheering for Team Congress, since her D.C. roommate, Congresswoman Katie Hill, is on the Team Congress roster.

Of the 17 women on the Team Congress roster, 3 are Republicans so we can call this a bipartisan roster. The Republicans include team co-captain, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and team co-captain Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL-2)

It’s all for a good cause.

Sanguinetti Chastises Casten

From Republican congressional candidate Evelyn Sanguenetti:

Sean Casten Silent On Tax Increase He Supports

Casten Dodges Progressive Tax Issue

After campaigning on higher taxes including support for a progressive state income tax, Sean Casten is now trying to avoid the issue altogether.

When The Washington Post asked him to weigh in on the progressive income tax, Sean Casten “declined to comment.”

During Sean Casten’s congressional campaign he endorsed a bevy of different tax increases including Pritzker’s progressive state income tax proposal.

Sean Casten addressing McHenry County Democratic Party in 2017.

Casten supports the Pritzker Tax hike when speaking with progressives, but hides from reporters for fear his constituents will learn the truth and hold him accountable on election day.  

“Sean Casten can try but he can’t hide from his support of higher taxes that will negatively impact the people of his district,” said Clay Godfrey, Sanguinetti campaign spokesman.

“The people of the 6th district deserve a congressman who will be upfront with policies he supports, not someone like Casten who hides when his position becomes politically inconvenient.”


Casten “Vowed” To Support Higher Taxes. (Tim Craig, “For Democratic state leaders, taxing the rich carries risks for suburban strategy,” The Washington Post, 6/18/19)

Casten Wants To Raise The Gas Tax. (“Congressman challenger wants to raise gas tax to support infrastructure improvements,” WLS, 5/4/18)

Casten Wants To Remove The Cap On Payroll Taxes. (YouTube, 9/13/18)

Casten Criticized His Democratic Primary Opponent For Wanting A Property Tax Freeze, For Advocating For Tax Cuts And Being Against A Progressive Income Tax. (Democrat Tracking YouTube, 2/14/18)

Casten Wants To Eliminate The Cap On Social Security Taxes. (Sean Casten, “Bringing Fairness and Rationality to our Tax Code,” Medium, 5/15/18)

Lakemoor Police Arrest for Solicitation of Child Pornography Results in Six-Year Term

From the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:


Thomas Zurawski

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Thomas Zurawski, 27, of Lakemoor, Illinois, was found guilty of Solicitation of Child Pornography, a Class 1 felony, following a negotiated plea before the Honorable Michael Coppedge.

Officers from the Lakemoor Police Department opened an investigation into Zurawski after receiving information from detectives in Minnesota that identified Zurawski as an individual who was soliciting and receiving child pornography from a 14-year old female in their jurisdiction.

Officers met with Zurawski, who admitted to the solicitation.

Defendant will serve six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, pursuant to the plea.

This case was investigated by members of the Lakemoor Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Robert Ladd of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

State Usury

Way back when interest rates and the misery index were really, really high, the Illinois legislature decided to raise the interest rate on delinquent property taxes.

It had been one percent per month at least since I was McHenry County Treasurer in the late 1960’s.

Twelve percent per year was less than one could borrow money on the open market.

The General Assembly raised it to one and one-half percent.

That’s 18 percent per year.

While that might have made sense when Treasury bills were paying upwards of twenty percent, it does not make sense now.

For some reason, no legislature has tried to lower the rate back to the one percent a month level.

McHenry Township Senior Bus Program Ending November 30th

Mike Rakestraw

Three of the four Republicans who were elected to the McHenry Township Board promising to cut taxes delivered more of that promise Tuesday night when they voted to end the township’s subsidized senior bus program on November 30th.

Trustees Bob Anderson, Mike Rakestraw and Steven Robert Verr made up the three-vote majority, while Supervisor Craig Adams and Trustee Stan
Wojewski voted against the motion to terminate the program.

Rakestraw, the only handicapped person on the Board pointed out that when a senior wanted to go to Walgrens, it cost taxpayers $16 to go and another $16 to return.

He pointed out that he found friends to take him where he needed to go and that those in the audience, all of whom favored continuation of the program, should similarly provide rides to those who needed transportation.

“The taxpayers in this county have had it up to the top of their heads,” he stated.

Verr quoted USA Today from October, 2018, as reporting that McHenry County was the highest taxed Illinois county.

He added that McHenry County was the 17th highest taxed county in the nation.

Steve Verr

The senior bus program costs upwards of $190,000 in township property tax dollars.

“Something has to give.”

He summarized the argument for eliminating the senior bus program by pointing out that the county-sponsored McRide service covered the whole township, was cheaper ($1.50 v. $2) and operated more days and hours.

“You say, ‘Let the voters decide.

“They did decide in the last election.”

Steve Verr holding the Republicans’ Tax Revolt sign.

“When the township created this program, the county didn’t have a program.

“Now we do.

“Someone has to say, ‘Enough!'”

“A referendum was made at the last election.

“The tax fighters won.”

Verr explained that Supervisor Craig Adams had been asked to come with an alternative plan, “maybe Uber vouchers,” but had not done so.

There were numerous interruptions from the audience during this past of the meeting.

Supervisor Craig Adams tries to regain control of the meeting.

“You’ve allowed this meeting to get out of control,” Verr said to Adams.

“I have a roomful of people who disagree with you,” Adams replied.

“Why keep threatening [that people will be asked to leave] if you’re not going to do anything?” Verr replied.

A motion had been previously made by Anderson to eliminate the bus program on July 26, 2019.

Township Attorney Jim Militello told Board members that the contract McHenry County had with the township, which he had just received from Adams that day, would expire November November 30, 2019, the end of the county’s fiscal year.

Craig Adams and Jim Militello

Verr pointed out that Adams had not provided these documents to the Board, although they were requested.

He recommended that Anderson’s motion be modified to match that date.

Mike Rakestraw and Bob Anderson

Anderson agreed and the modified motion passed 3-2.

Trump Announcement Party at Huntley Bowl Sees Congressional Candidate Jim Marter Courting Voters

A party to cheer on the announcement of President Donald Trump was held at the Huntley Bowl Tuesday night.

GOP congressional hopeful Jim Marter drove up from Kendall County toc court 14th District voter and activist support.

Jim Marter seeks support of Huntley Area Tea Party member.

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn, who is acting like he is going to run attended the later part of the rally.

Best High Schools in Illinois Lists Three Drawing from McHenry County

U.S. & World Report has ranked high schools nationwide and by state.

Here are the institutions that made the top 100 in Illinois:

Barrington High School

Barrington, IL | Barrington CUSD 220

#35 in Illinois Rankings #760 in National Rankings

Barrington High School is ranked 35th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Barrington High School is 58%. The total minority enrollment is 32%, and 19% of students are economically disadvantaged. Barrington High School is the only high school in the Barrington CUSD 220.more

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Cary-Grove Community High School

Cary, IL | Community High School District 155

#41 in Illinois Rankings #884 in National Rankings

Cary-Grove Community High School is ranked 41st within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Cary-Grove Community High School is 57%. The total minority enrollment is 18%, and 17% of students are economically disadvantaged. Cary-Grove Community High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Community High School District 155.more

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Prairie Ridge High School

Crystal Lake, IL | Community High School District 155

#59 in Illinois Rankings #1,299 in National Rankings

Prairie Ridge High School is ranked 59th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Prairie Ridge High School is 44%. The total minority enrollment is 12%, and 13% of students are economically disadvantaged. Prairie Ridge High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Community High School District 155.more

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Crystal Lake South High School

Crystal Lake, IL | Community High School District 155

#62 in Illinois Rankings #1,358 in National Rankings

Crystal Lake South High School is ranked 62nd within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Crystal Lake South High School is 47%. The total minority enrollment is 17%, and 16% of students are economically disadvantaged. Crystal Lake South High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Community High School District 155.more

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Crystal Lake Central High School

Crystal Lake, IL | Community High School District 155

#70 in Illinois Rankings #1,536 in National Rankings

Crystal Lake Central High School is ranked 70th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Crystal Lake Central High School is 56%. The total minority enrollment is 27%, and 27% of students are economically disadvantaged. Crystal Lake Central High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Community High School District 155.more

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Harry D. Jacobs High School

Algonquin, IL | Cusd 300

#71 in Illinois Rankings #1,541 in National Rankings

Harry D. Jacobs High School is ranked 71st within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Harry D. Jacobs High School is 49%. The total minority enrollment is 31%, and 24% of students are economically disadvantaged. Harry D. Jacobs High School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Cusd 300.more

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Huntley High School

Huntley, IL | Cons SD 158

#75 in Illinois Rankings #1,902 in National Rankings

Huntley High School is ranked 75th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Huntley High School is 43%. The total minority enrollment is 25%, and 14% of students are economically disadvantaged. Huntley High School is the only high school in the Cons SD 158.more

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Woodstock High School

Woodstock, IL | Woodstock CUSD 200

#76 in Illinois Rankings #1,920 in National Rankings

Woodstock High School is ranked 76th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Woodstock High School is 54%. The total minority enrollment is 43%, and 37% of students are economically disadvantaged. Woodstock High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Woodstock CUSD 200.more

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Richmond-Burton High School

Richmond, IL | Richmond-Burton Chsd 157

#78 in Illinois Rankings #1,984 in National Rankings

Richmond-Burton High School is ranked 78th within Illinois. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Richmond-Burton High School is 49%. The total minority enrollment is 12%, and 12% of students are economically disadvantaged. Richmond-Burton High School is the only high school in the Richmond-Burton Chsd 157.more

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