American Lung Association Reports Quality of McHenry County Air

WMAQ-TV last night ran a story based on an American Lung Association report on air pollution. Chicago and Lake County received “F’s.” McHenry County got a “A” on particulate matter and a “C” on ozone. The air quality monitor in … Continue reading

District 155 Schools Closed Monday

Superintendent Johnnie Thomas just robo-called homes of District 155 High School students to inform families that high schools will be closed tomorrow. Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Gove, South and Prairie Ridge High School students are probably the happiest people in town … Continue reading

Fast Facts for McHenry County High Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its Report Cards for schools. I have extracted summary data images for high schools in McHenry County, which you can see below. … Continue reading

Cary and Fox River Grove Grade School Distrricts Contemplate Merger Study

That’s what seems to be behind this innocuous looking agenda item on the Cary District 26’s School Board Agenda tonight: 10. Topics for Discussion 10.2 Consolidation Feasibility Study We have it on our agenda as “to discuss discussing about merging … Continue reading

Don Manzullo Appoints Cary’s James E. Hansen III to U.S. Naval Academy

A press release from Congressman Don Manzullo: Cary Resident Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy [ROCKFORD] – Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that James E. Hansen III of Cary, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in … Continue reading

Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Marengo High Schools Make Top 50 Chicago Area Schools

The Chicago Sun-Times ranked grade schools, middle schools and high schools using average scores on state achievement tests. The paper’s analysis ranked the percentage of students who met statewide standards. I scanned the results and found no grade or middle … Continue reading