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

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

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

District 155 Dueling School Board Slates Deploy Signs

There’s a fight for control of the Crystal Lake District 155 School Board this spring. One team is led by McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz. You can see that side’s four by four foot sign below: Running with Kurtz … Continue reading

Arrest of Former IEA District 155 Teachers Union President for Inappropriate Actions with Girls Makes Chicago TV

Watching the TV news between five and six thirty I found stories on Justin Hubly’s arrest on five channels. Missing from the reports is that fellow Crystal Lake Central High School employees tipped off the police, as the Crystal Lake … Continue reading

Former District 155 IEA Teachers Union President Justin Hubly Arrested

Justin Hubby, the man who served as President of the District 155 Education Association has been arrested by the Crystal Lake Police Department for activities with underage females. The Police Department press release is below: Crystal Lake Police Arrest Subject … 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

Tryon Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Mike Tryon: New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year SB 2047. Some elements of the package appropriated money so that it could be legally used … Continue reading

Cost to Taxpayers of FRG TIF

Chicago Reader’s Ben Joravsky’s take on Chicago Tax Increment Financing Districts: “As you know, TIFs are, in effect, a surcharge added to your property tax. “The proceeds are used to pay for pretty much anything the mayor wants.” He adds … Continue reading