Comparing How Schools Spend Our Money, Plus the Richmond-Burton High School Contract Impasse

There is an impasse between the school board and the teachers union in Richmond’s high school district. Each side had to submit the latest version of what it wants to a state web site. The union’s desires can be found … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

McHenry County High School Teacher Salary Data from Sun-Times Data Base

The Chicago Sun-Times released a school teacher and administrator data base this week that some might find interesting. “Salary data includes base, summer-, after-school pay, benefits, vacation- or sick-day payouts, pre-retirement salary bumps. Average includes only full-time employees,” says the … Continue reading

Marengo School Tax Hike Going Down; Union Fire Protection District Citiznes Gaining the Vote

Grade School District 165 proposed a pretty big tax hike this election. With 4 out of 9 precincts reporting, the “No’s” outnumber those voting “Yes” by almost 2-1. Electing the Union Fire Protection District Trustees, on the other hand, is … Continue reading

Marengo School Tax Hike Going Down; Union Fire Protection District Citiznes Gaining the Vote

Grade School District 165 proposed a pretty big tax hike this election. With 4 out of 9 precincts reporting, the “No’s” outnumber those voting “Yes” by almost 2-1. Electing the Union Fire Protection District Trustees, on the other hand, is … Continue reading