Sheriff’s Department Civilian Employess Getting 3% Raises, Retroactive Pay

The Law and Justice Committee is considering a resolution that will replace a collective bargaining agreement with civilian employees of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department that expired on December 1, 2012. The contract was negotiated between the Illinois Fraternal Order … Continue reading

2.75% Raise for Non-Union Employees Passes Committees

Today a combination of the Human Services and Finance Committees voted to raise the salaries of non-union county employees by an average of 2.75%. That does not mean that each such employee will receive a raise that high, however. Department … Continue reading

McHenry County College Has No Contract Language Preventing Employees from Talking to Trustees

With the controversy about whether all communications between McHenry County College staff and Trustees, I filed a Freedom of Information request asking for any contract language which would address that topic. Look at the reply: … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Loses Precedent-Setting FOIA Ruling on Hiding High Salaried Employees’ Names

This past spring I asked various municipalities to provide emailed lists of their employees who made over $75,000 in salary and fringe benefits. Many complied with the names and compensation information. The City of Crystal Lake sent the information, but … Continue reading