CLCHS Principal Steve Olson Given Control of High School District 155

From Crystal Lake High School District 155’s Shannon Podzimek: This evening, the Board unanimously appointed Steve Olson as Interim Educational Superintendent for Community High School District 155 for the 2017-18 school year. Mr. Olson will work closely with district and … Continue reading

CL High School Board Meeting in Emergency Session Tonight

Waiving the two-day notice required by the Open Meetings Act, the District 155 High School Board is meeting tonight at District offices in Crystal Lake to react to the resignation of Superintendent Johnnie Thomas at last night’s meeting. The agenda … Continue reading

CL High School District Offering Course Leading to Pilot Vocation

A press release from High School District 155: D155 Pilots New Aviation Course Crystal Lake – District 155 is expanding learning opportunities beyond the classroom walls to offer students a unique opportunity to earn FAA Private Pilot Ground School certification. District 155 … Continue reading

Operation Click Car Giveaways Start Thursday in CL, But Without Founding Crystal Lake District 155

Operation Click, Operation Cool before 2007, started in Crystal Lake as a joint project between the police department and the high school district. The goal was to stop car accident deaths of teenagers. Inducements were large and small. The large … Continue reading

Franks Loses Three Races

McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ fingerprints haven’t been identified in any of the April 4th contests, but there are three contests where he lost. The first was in his hometown of Marengo. Republican Precinct Committee and Mayor Don Lockhart, … Continue reading

Another Mailing from “Final Four” on Crystal Lake High School Ballot Stressing D155 Takes 27% of Our Taxes

I didn’t receive this mailing, but others in the Crystal Lake area did. It is from the four candidates running for the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education on a tax cutting theme. … Continue reading

Crystal Lake High School Teacher Union Feeling the Heat

You can tell an election contest is close when one side stops putting out positive pieces about its candidates and starts attacking the other side. Consider this literature found at the Crystal Lake Jewel on Saturday: I think this is … Continue reading

Donna Kurtz Outlines D155 Cost Cutting Ideas

From Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education candidate Donna Kurtz, who currently serves on the McHenry County Board: COST CUTTING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DISTRICT 155 As usual Susan Handelsman provides an excellent blueprint for how District 200 can … Continue reading

Algonquin Township GOP Endorses in MCC, D155 Races, Plus Only One Republican Candidate for Township Trustee

Here is what was delivered to my mailbox today: It is a sample ballot from the Algonquin Township Republican Central Committee. For the first time the Republican Party is officially endorsing candidates running in non-partisan races. Apparently, the party has … Continue reading

NWH Points Out District 155 High School Board Candidates Endorsed by Teacher Union

In its article on the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board election Friday, the Northwest Herald did something I have not seen done before. It identified which candidates were endorsed by the teacher union. In my precinct letter, I … Continue reading