McHenry County College to Hear Health Club-Health Sciences Report Tuesday at 6

The driving force behind several successful candidacies for the McHenry County College Board last spring were referred to in shorthand as the “Health Club.” The cost was to be in the neighborhood of $42 million. The general proposal was that … Continue reading

Eight MCC Candidates Face Public, Incumbent Barbara Walters Doesn’t

Eight of the nine candidates for the McHenry County Board showed up to face a small fraction of the public at the MCC auditorium Monday night. There were Scott Alford Chris Jenner Carol Larson Erik Sivertsen Mike Smith Molly Walsh … Continue reading

MCC Board Candidate Tom Wilbeck Holding Reception

For $35 you can meet and mingle with those who support Lakewood’s Tom Wilbeck for McHenry County College Board. On his invitation, Wilbeck stresses, “Tom is opposed to MCC issuing bonds for expansion without voter approval.” The event will be … Continue reading

McSweeney and Franks Make Chicago Tribune with Alternative Bond Reform Bill

David McSweeney knows how to pick ‘em. And Jack Franks has been a master of gaining publicity for virtually his entire 14-year legislative career. McSweeney came up with the idea to reform the alternative revenue bond process and had a … Continue reading

McSweeney and Franks Send Shot Across McHenry County College’s Bow

Interpret this press release as you wish, but I think the bill is aimed at McHenry County College. It could be aimed at abuses in Lakewood from over twenty years ago when the Village Board sold alternative revenue bonds to … Continue reading

West Dundee Ice Rink Non-Profit had “No Skin in the Game,” Will MCC Health Club Operator?

The Illinois Finance Authority sold tax exempt bonds for the Leaf’s Hockey Club in West Dundee in 2007. Almost $20 million worth “with no equity at risk,” reports Crane’s Chicago Business. In this case, the bondholders are left holding the … Continue reading