Cynthia Allen Schenk Wins Write-In for Marengo-Union Library Board

Republican Precinct Committeeman Cynthia Allen Schenk was elected to the Marengo-Union Library Board as a write-in candidate.

She got 17 votes.

Those on the ballot who also got elected were

  • Desiree Sierens – 702
  • Pablo Garcia – 514
17 votes were enough to put Cynthia Allen Shenk on the Marengo-Union Library Board.

17 votes were enough to put Cynthia Allen Shenk on the Marengo-Union Library Board.


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Cynthia Allen Schenk Wins Write-In for Marengo-Union Library Board — 3 Comments

  1. There is zero information about the finances of the Marengo-Union Library district on the district’s website.

    If we poked through the board minutes we see reference to a Monthly Financial Report that was approved.

    Why is the Monthly Financial Report not posted on the district website?

    Why is the Annual Financial Report not posted on the district website?

    http://www.muld.org

    The next Marengo-Union Library district Board of Trustees meeting is Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 7:30PM, 19714 E Grant Highway, Marengo.

    Next let’s visit the “Warehouse” section of the Illinois Comptroller website.

    http://www.warehouse.illinoiscomptroller.com
    http://www.illinoiscomptroller.com

    Type “Marengo” into the search box.

    One of the entries is:

    Marengo-Union – a Public Library District in Mchenry County – 063/028/10.

    Select Go.

    You can poke around on that site but here’s some basic information.

    For Fiscal Year 2014
    Chief Executive Officer Jude Schmidt
    Chief Financial Officer David Martin
    Population 13,933
    Equalized Assessed Valuation $300,987,031
    Total Employees 18
    Total Expenditures $1,567,571
    Total Revenues $1,044,773
    Total Indebtedness $688,666
    Pension/Retirement Benefits Y

    Next let’s look at salaries.

    http://www.OpenTheBooks.com > Illinois > Category: Employee Compensation > Employee Status: State Local Employee Salaries > Area of Government: Village, Township, County, Park, Library, Local > Continue > Employer Name: Marengo Pub Library District > View Results.

    Next let’s look at pensions.

    http://www.OpenTheBooks.com > Illinois > Category: Employee Compensation > Employee Status: State Local Employee Pension > Area of Government: Village, Township, County, Park, Library, Local > Continue > Employer Name: Marengo Pub Library District > View Results.

    Compared to public school teachers, library employees are very low paid.

    Being a library trustee allows one to learn about how municipal trustees can operate, and you can apply that knowledge to other taxing districts.

    It’s a major challenge to get many kids struggling in school to read more than watching electronic media or playing video games.

    The front and center item on the Marengo Union Library District website today is notification that video games are now available for checkout.

    It’s ok for kids to have some fun, but a good rule of thumb is no screen time for the first two years of the child’s life.

    And if the child is struggling in school, limit recreational screen time.

    If the child is struggling in school, don’t let them check out more video games and movies than books.

    Prior to all the electronic media at the library, one could go to the library, and come away assured the focus was books.

    That’s no longer the case.

  2. The fact that she was a write-in and voted in with only 17 votes is disturbing.

    Especially considering how toxic this woman is.

    The venom that she spews at fellow Marengo residents on the Marengo Facebook groups was so awful that she got herself banned from all of them.

    Beware of Cyn A. Schenk on Facebook, she is a holier than thou person who insults your intelligence and insinuates that the world would be better off without you if you disagree with ANYTHING she says.

    Biggest cyber-bully I’ve ever encountered.

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