Twelve Seek Metra Board Appointment

The following seek to succeed former State Senator Jack Schaffer on the Metra Board. It’s a paying position–$15,000 per year–but not exempt from political heat. Dennis Adams, McHenry, former McHenry County College Board member, McHenry alderman and candidate for Mayor, … Continue reading

Nygren, Millers, Munaretto, Nowak Host Zinke Algonquin Fundraiser

Here’s the invitation to a $50 1-3 Saturday afternoon Algonquin fundraiser for McHenry County Sheriff’s hopeful Andy Zinke at Cucina Bella Restaurant: The Host Committee consists of the following: Keith Nygren Dennis Adams Anna May Miller Bob Miller Robert Nowak … Continue reading

Resumes of McHenry County RTA Board Applicants

The First Electric Newspaper was the first to find out the names of those wanting to represent McHenry County on the RTA Board. Whoever is selected will replace Al Jourdan, someone supportive of the almost successful efforts to defeat the … Continue reading

MCC President Vicky Smith Gets Contract Extended, But Pay Raise Suspended; Newcomers Elect Ron Parrish Board President

Below is the report upon which the old McHenry County College Board voted for 5-2. Well, it’s not quite what the Board voted on. The Board did not set President Vicky Smith’s compensation. Read the report carefully. Voting in favor … Continue reading

Political Sightings at the Crystal Lake Expo

With someone who takes as many notes as I, it is essential to attend a Business Expo once in a while. The quality of the giveaway pens is usually pretty good. I went looking for politicians again at Crystal Lake’s … Continue reading

Health Club, etc., Discussed at MCC Meeting

The question of whether it is a conflict of interest for Power Wellness to be paid $50,000 to determine if a health club should be built at McHenry County College which Power Wellness might end up operating surfaced at Tuesday … Continue reading

McHenry County College Asked for 10% Tax Hike This Year

Dateline April 17, 2012. Finance and Negotiations Committee, McHenry County College. Trustees Dennis Adams, Ron Parrish, Carol Larson present, Barbara Walters absent. President Vicky Smith and Chief Financial Officer Larry West. The minutes tell of West explaining that “the College … Continue reading

MCC Board…And the MCC Board Winners Are…The Two Women

I’ve been harping for years about how women have an advantage at the ballot box. The election results from the most recent McHenry County College Board election add some evidence. Now readers with retentive memories will also remember than being … Continue reading