Sears Wants Local Taxpayers to Continue Subsidizing It

In 1989, I was standing next to State Rep. Delores Doederlein on the House floor the night that the Hoffman Estates Tax Increment Financing District for Sears was passed. As the debate neared its end, she asked me if I … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Panera Bread Assistant Manager Snags MCC Teaching Post

Thomas Kaltenecker was appointed Instructor of Culinary Management, Executive Chef, by the McHenry County College Board last month. He was Assistant Manager at Panera Bread in Crystal Lake since 2008 and also serves as a part-time instructor at Elgin Community … Continue reading

What a Difference a County Makes

Thursday the Elgin Courier-News and McHenry County’s Northwest Herald both featured junior colleges as a low cost way to go after high school. But what a difference three generous millionaires made in McHenry County—at least for the McHenry County College … Continue reading