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

Salary and Fringe Benefits for McHenry County Officials Elected Next Year

Here’s what McHenry County Board members will have before them about salaries that they or their successors will earn starting after next fall’s elections: A resolution calls for “compensation beginning December 2012 and fringe benefit options are hereby approved for … Continue reading

The Jack Franks’ “Get Jack Schaffer” Campaign

Almost to the day, one year after Metra Executive Director Phil Pagano committed suicide by stepping in front of the last morning train from McHenry, Democratic Party State Rep. Jack Franks decided to send a letter to McHenry County Board … Continue reading

Larry Snow Keeps Up the Pressure to Recapture Unauthorized Fringe Benefits to Huntley School District Administrators

It’s pretty interesting how the comment section below Northwest Herald stories allow other stories to be updated. Huntley School Board member Larry Snow—still in a minority, but no longer in a 6-1 minority after April school board elections in which … Continue reading

Larry Snow Keeps Up the Pressure to Recapture Unauthorized Fringe Benefits to Huntley School District Administrators

It’s pretty interesting how the comment section below Northwest Herald stories allow other stories to be updated. Huntley School Board member Larry Snow—still in a minority, but no longer in a 6-1 minority after April school board elections in which … Continue reading