Marengo District 6 County Board Forum

A Friend of McHenry County Blog took some notes last night at the McHenry County Board District 6 candidates’ night at Marengo High School. Here’s they are: District 6 candidates for County Board held at the Marengo High School on … Continue reading

Fast Facts for McHenry County High Schools

The Illinois State Board of Education has released its Report Cards for schools. I have extracted summary data images for high schools in McHenry County, which you can see below. … Continue reading

Politicians In (and Not In) the Marengo Parade

Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade is one of the best in McHenry County. As you would expect, my eyes were searching for political aspects. Mayor Don Lockhart was riding in one of the first cars after that of Parade Marshall Richard … Continue reading

Operation Click Gives Away Three Cars as Teen Deaths Rare in McHenry County

Two car crashes last year killing Huntley teens, plus a twenty-year old from Algonquin, may have led to the formation of an Operation Click chapter covering Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Marengo, Hampshire and Algonquin’s Jacob High School. During the d’Andrea’s 2013 Operation … Continue reading

Jack Jumps Out of the Box, “Vote Yes” on His County Executive Literature Same as “Republican” Group’s Yard Signs

I go to parades to see what candidates show up.  And which ones don’t. Last year, for instance, before Congressman Joe Walsh decided not to run where he lived, but, instead, run in a newly-gerrymandered 8th District which contains none … Continue reading

Cary-Grove, Prairie Ridge and Marengo High Schools Make Top 50 Chicago Area Schools

The Chicago Sun-Times ranked grade schools, middle schools and high schools using average scores on state achievement tests. The paper’s analysis ranked the percentage of students who met statewide standards. I scanned the results and found no grade or middle … Continue reading

MCC Remedial English by High School Districts

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the percentage of incoming freshmen at McHenry County College require remedial math classes. The best high school district was Huntley’s at 46% needing help to be able to take a college course. Today, we look … Continue reading

Math Problems at Local High Schools

You can see the data above. But, just to make sure people can use a search engine to find out how well each McHenry County College high school prepares its students who attend McHenry County College in math, I’ll type … Continue reading

Three Democrats to Listen to Redistricting Comments Saturday

The following announces Democratic Party State Reps. Jack Franks, Lou Lang and Frank Mautino will take testimony in Marengo Saturday concerning the drawing of congressional and legislative map lines for the next decade. No Republicans are on the panel, which, … Continue reading

Marengo Youth Appointed to Naval Academy

The following press release was received from U.S. Congressman Don Manzullo: Marengo Student Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy [ROCKFORD] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Gerardo Martinez of Marengo, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue reading

Marengo Youth Appointed to Naval Academy

The following press release was received from U.S. Congressman Don Manzullo: Marengo Student Appointed to U.S. Naval Academy [ROCKFORD] Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) today announced that Gerardo Martinez of Marengo, Illinois, has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy … Continue reading