McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

Teachers Union Sends Pitch for Dillard to School Email Addresses, “Even If You’ve Never Voted Republican Before…”

The Illinois Education Association has endorsed State Senator Kirk Dillard for the Republican nomination for Governor. Champion News discovered that the IEA had made pitches to teachers at school and filed a boatload of Freedom of Information requests. I decided to … Continue reading

Dist 300 Board Talks about the Teachers’ Strike Vote

A press release from Carpentersville Unit District 300: Teacher Union Negotiations Update Negotiations between the Community Unit School District 300 Board of Education and the District 300 teachers’ union are scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and we are hopeful … Continue reading

May 20, 2011, District 300 Negotiating Details

Since I just found the following memo, I wrongly assumed it had been just released. My bad. I would remind folks that in 2008, Huntley School District 158’s Board released the “final offer” contract language for the taxpayer public to … Continue reading