District 155 Announces 13 Layoffs

Thirteen teachers were “honorably dismissed” as of the end of the 2016-2017 school year by the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education on Tuesday night Declining enrollment is the reason. The cuts will have least affect on … Continue reading

Aaron Shepley Lends Name to Jack Franks’ Campaign

Aaron Shepley, the man that McHenry County Republican Party Chairman Mike Tryon appointed as Vice Chairman of Community Outreach, Aaron Shepley is listed as introducing State Rep. Jack Franks’ at at Crystal Lake Town Hall Meeting announced on Franks’ Facebook … Continue reading

Rockford Solicitation Sting Nets Marengo & Woodstock Men

A press release from the Rockford Police Department: Arrest Release – Prostitution Detail 021715 On Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in the evening hours, the Rockford Police Department District 2 M3 Streets Team conducted an undercover prostitution detail targeting internet-based prostitution … Continue reading

Chmiel: Tear Those Bleachers Down

Judge Michael Chmiel’s message today to the Crystal Lake High School District was reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s call for Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Judge Chmiel ordered the bleachers to be torn down on December 1st after the … Continue reading

School Board Bleacher Letter to District 155 Parents

The following letter was sent via email to Crystal Lake High School District 155 parents on Monday: Today, the Community High School District 155 board of education asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review the recent appellate court decision that … Continue reading

District 155 Off to Supreme Court on Bleacher Issue

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 Board Of Education Seeks Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Crystal Lake South Bleachers Law Firm to Provide Services at No-Cost to District Due to Significant Adverse Impact to … Continue reading

Bleacher Neighbors Delighted at Judge Michael Chmiel’s Decision in Favor of Home Rule

In a twenty-one page decision, McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael Chmiel ruled against Crystal Lake High School District 155 in the suits brought by neighbors on Amberwood Drive and the City of Crystal Lake. Reacting to the decision, delivered while State’s … Continue reading

Crystal Lake South High School v. City Bleacher Fight Makes Front Page of Tribune

It’s hard to miss the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers on the front page of the Chicago Tribune today. Kim Gruba of Amberwood Drive is standing in her family room with the bleachers dominating the big window. She says … 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

School Buses Moved from CL South to Central for Football Game

Apparently to provide more parking for Crystal Lake South High School fans at the 1 PM Saturday football game, school buses were moved from the bus barn next to South owned jointly by Districts 47 and 155 to CLCHS. Bus … Continue reading