Attorney General Investigating Whether Transportation Committee Meeting Met Open Meetings Act Requirements

The Illinois Attorney General notified McHenry County late yesterday afternoon that it is investigating whether the County Board’s Transportation Committee operated within the limitations of the Open Meetings Act at its September 3rd meeting on Randall Road. The question was … Continue reading

Valley Hi Surplus Discussed by Public Health Committee

Today I went to the 8:30 AM meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Public Health Committee. Lots of interesting information surfaced as budgets from various departments were outlined. During the public comment time, I asked for an explanation of the … Continue reading

Shoveling Sh*t for the Elephant

I went to the second most liberal college in Ohio–Oberlin College. Besides its quality (ranked first in co-ed colleges by the Chicago Tribune in 1959) and manageable size (something over 2,000), it created the Mock Political Convention. I considered Northwestern, … Continue reading

If Congress Should Fly Coach, How about Illlinois Legislators?

ABC Channel 7 is reporting a bill that would require Congressmen to fly coach. How about Illinois State Reps. and Senators? They would have little choice out of Springfield’s Capitol Airport, but I doubt any use it. Instead the legislative … Continue reading

Zane Seipler Files Ethics Complaint Against Andy Zinke

“Prohibited political activity” charges again faces McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke. This time I didn’t file the complaint, as I did when Zinke used his office email account to explain that his middle finger was just holding up the roof … Continue reading