Mike Smith Elected MCC Board President

Recently elected McHenry County Trustee Mike Smith of Lakewood was elected President of the College Board by a 4-3 vote. He replaced his April running mate Ron Parrish, who sought re-election to the Board Presidency, being nominated by newly-sworn in … Continue reading

$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC Board Picks Architect

After a long and secret retreat, the McHenry County College selected the architectural firm of Demonica Kempter Architects (DKA). (Fortunately, I brought three newspapers and a new science fiction novel to read while waiting in the hall.) The firm was … Continue reading

More Tryon Precinct Committeemen Endorsement Letters Surface

Two more instances in which incumbent Republican Precinct Committeemen are being challenged have drawn endorsement letters from State Rep. Mike Tryon, the retiring McHenry County Republican Central Committee Chairman. They are in Algonquin 46, a Cary precinct in which McHenry … Continue reading

McHenry County College Board Committee to Discuss Banning Going into Debt Without Voter Approval Monday Night

Looking at the McHenry County College Evaluation and Policies Committee agenda for Monday night at 6:30, I see there is further discussion of new Board member Chris Jensen’s proposal to prohibit borrowing big bucks without referendum approval. The agenda item … Continue reading

MCC Trustee Seeks Guidance on Tuition Hike and Infrastructure Fee

McHenry County College Board member Chris Trustee asks for input on two proposals to increase revenue. CONSTITUENT AND STUDENT INPUT WANTED – McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE! MCC has proposed $3 per credit hour tuition increases for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. … Continue reading

Bruce Rauner & Evelyn Sanguinetti Speak to Crowd at Fox River Grove Panera

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner and his Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti spoke to folks gathered at Panera in Fox River Grove on Saturday afternoon. The meeting was inspired by 18-year old Precinct Committeeman candidate Jenna Wing, moderator Andrew Gasser said. … Continue reading