Comparing What Different Types of Tax Districts Did To Us This Year – Corrected Version

Comparing tax takes from last year to what will be requested this year, one finds the following. [Last night I entered a couple of wrong numbers.] … Continue reading

A Plea for Single-Member Districts for Local Governments

Active citizen Steve Wilson offers the following lament: Voter Oversight and Span of Control There is a concept in business management called “span of control”. It refers to how many people a paid, full­time manager can reasonably be expected to … Continue reading

Jr. College Golden Parachutes Limited

Spurred by the outrageous Golden Parachute given by the outgoing Trustees to the outgoing College of DuPage President, the Illinois General Assembly has sent a bill limited such rewards to one year’s salary. Ex- President Walt Packard’s Golden Parachute came … Continue reading

Bill to Stop Junior College Presidents’ Golden Parchutes

An email from newly-elected State Rep. Peter Breen of DuPage County: We’ve watched over the past year as the College of DuPage Board of Trustees has taken a beating in the press for scandal after scandal, and the public outcry … Continue reading

Jr. College Trustees’ Association Offers Advice on Sharing Meetings with Non-Attending Public

Association of Community College Trustees holds conventions in big cites which McHenry County College Trustees attend. It also answers questions like My board is considering televising our meetings- what should we take into account before making this decision? Before taking … Continue reading

Municipalities Cut Tax Take! Fire Protection Districts Cut Even More! Libraries, Sanitary Districts Flat

Real estate tax bills being sent out in McHenry County this year will total $783,689,437.41 this spring. That compares with $773,325,977.50 a year ago. That’s an increase of 1.34%, which those with good memories will recall is less than the … Continue reading

Headline: “Candidate Says He Regrets Lying”

What a devastating headline! It was in the Chicago Tribune in a Susan Kuczka story on Wednesday. The internet headline is slightly less damaging: State Senate candidate says he regrets lyingabout his professional background This appears to be the one … Continue reading

Headline: “Candidate Says He Regrets Lying”

What a devastating headline! It was in the Chicago Tribune in a Susan Kuczka story on Wednesday. The internet headline is slightly less damaging: State Senate candidate says he regrets lyingabout his professional background This appears to be the one … Continue reading