McSweeney Local Government Travel Expense Bill Signed

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: Governor Signs McSweeney-Cullerton Bill Designed to Curb Local Government Spending  Cary, IL…Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored to create more accountability for how local tax … Continue reading

Prim Cutting Expenses

During the campaign for Sheriff, Bill Prim consistently told audiences that he intended to cut that department’s budget. Now figures are in for the first seven months on Prim’s administration. “Administration” contains Patrol, Dispatch, Detectives, Civil Process, Records and Administrative … Continue reading

School Stats including Cost per Classroom

Here are some 2013 McHenry County school statistics–average expenditure per pupil and per classroom, plus average teach salary–to ponder. They were calculated by a Friend of McHenry County Blog. I don’t think I have seen average spending per classroom for … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office Spending Less

I asked the Sheriff’s Department to compare expenditures this year with a year ago. Business Manager Sandy Salgado compared expenditures for December, January and through the 20th of February for 2014 and 2015. The amount spent was $1 million less … Continue reading

Zinke Campaign Costs over $75,000 Since New Year’s Day

The quarterly reports for campaign committees are due tomorrow, but Andy Zinke’s has already been filed. Loser Zinke reported spending $72,126 since January 1st.  An additional $3,868 was reported as in-kind expenditures. During the quarter, he raised $38,625.  Right before the … Continue reading

School Payments to Vendors Online at For the Good of Illinois

A tool for those who want to know where their tax dollars are going went up today on the Adam Andrzejewski’s web site, For the Good of Illinois. Pick your school district (after signing) in. Take a look at where … Continue reading