Finance Committee Moves Facilities Department Worker’s Local 150 Contract to Board Floor

At its Thursday meeting the McHenry County Board’s Finance and Audit Committee came up with a majority to recommend Board approval of the Local 150 International Operating Engineers contract for employees of the County’s Facilities Department. The vote was 4-1, … Continue reading

Finance Committee Taking Another Go at Approving Local 150 Contract

The first time the proposed contract between McHenry County and Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers Facilities Department came before the Finance and Audit Committee it stalled because of a tie vote. The vote was 2-2. Jim Heisler and … Continue reading

Rosemary Kurtz Keeps Campaign Promise to Be Fiscal Conservative

I noticed that the Northwest Herald did not report the vote on the three-years of 4% raises passed by the Crystal Lake High School Board on Tuesday night. The vote was 6-1. Newly-elected Rosemary Kurtz was the only one to … Continue reading

Figures on D155’s 4% Annual Teacher Salary Increases

After I received the press release (15 comments so far) about the contents of the contract from Crystal Lake District 155 last night, I submitted some questions. Those questions and the answers supplied are below: What will the starting salary be … Continue reading

Annual 2 1/4% Raises for Animal Control Employees

Negotiations with the SEIU Local 73 McHenry County Health Department employees have been completed. The previous contract expired in November of 2014.  Being considered by County Officials is a four-year contract. The details, except for the estimate total cost each … Continue reading

Coroner’s Contract with SIEU Ready for County Board

That’s what this meeting notice for January 5th indicates: The HUMAN RESOURCES and FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEES have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. to discuss and consider a Resolution Authorizing a Contract Agreement … Continue reading

County Highway Vendor Gives to Gottemoller & Hill

When I saw AECOM US Federal Political Action Committee out of Arlington Heights, Virginia, on the campaign disclosure reports of Joe Gottemoller, candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, and Tina Hill, McHenry County Recorder of Deeds candidate, I wondered why. … Continue reading

McHenry High School Teacher Contract Finalized

Although no details have been released by the McHenry High School District 156 Board, Make found this in the early morning hours: Comment submitted on 2015/10/10 at 2:28 am The McHenry High School District 156 teacher union Facebook website announced … Continue reading

McHenry High School Contract Negotiations

The following was published on McHenry County Board member Andrew Gasser’s blog and is reprinted with permission. School District Strike in City of McHenry Posted on October 3, 2015 by Andrew Because nobody else will… I shall. School District 156 … Continue reading

Jail Contract Up

The McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee has a contract for Correctional Officers before it next Tuesday before the County Board meeting at 9. The cost implications can be seen below: On October 8th the Human Resources Committee will … Continue reading

Jr. College Golden Parachutes Limited

Spurred by the outrageous Golden Parachute given by the outgoing Trustees to the outgoing College of DuPage President, the Illinois General Assembly has sent a bill limited such rewards to one year’s salary. Ex- President Walt Packard’s Golden Parachute came … Continue reading