The majority of the financing for the $44 million bond issue being pushed by the McHenry High School Board is coming from companies who sell goods and services to District 156.
Of the $5,000 in contributions reported to the State Board of Elections, $3,500 comes from those receiving taxpayer-financed checks.
- $1,500 – Joseph Parys, Partner, Center Point Energy, Downers Grove, which sells natural gas to District 156
- $1,000 – Midwest Educational Furnishings, Inc., which sells furniture to D156
- $1,000 – Wuff Werner, ABM, Cleveland, provides custodial services for the district
That information was provided quite quickly because of Freedom of Information requests.
Some might characterize this practice “Pay to Play.”