McHenry County College Passes Flat Levy, Taxes Will Decrease

The three newly-elected McHenry County College Board members joined with the Board President they elected to pass a property tax levy that will collect the same amount next year as this year. The zero increase levy was originally on the … Continue reading

Judge Michael Feetterer Has Successful Fundraiser

Circuit Court Judge Michael Feetterer filled the room at Marzano’s Italian Restaurant in McHenry. Standing room only. Candidates for other officers attended. People were passing petitions. Two of three McHenry County Clerk candidates, Nick Provenzano and Mary McClellan, were in … Continue reading

MCC Trustees Vote for Flat Budget

By a 4-3 vote, the newly-elected McHenry County College Board members, plus the man they elected Board President, outvoted the longer term Trustees. “If we don’t vote to approve [the lower] alternative budget, we have lost the chance to give … Continue reading

MCC Board Holds Secret Retreat

Perhaps the title should be “MCC Board Holding Secret Retreat” because as I write this McHenry County Board members, President Vicky Smith and Illinois Community College Association facilitator Gary Davis are meeting in the college’s Shah Center in McHenry. The … Continue reading

McHenry County College Board Rejects 2.82% Raise for Administrators

The McHenry County College Board deadlocked on a motion to increase the salaries of administrators by 2.82% Thursday night. Previously, administrators were shopping around a 3.7% increase. That would have been the 1.7% increase in the Consumer Price Index, upon … Continue reading

Robotics and Machining Program Win Remodeling, Construction, Sage Products Offer Dismissed for Time Being

To create “a talent pipeline to replace the workers that are currently retiring…in the highly technical field of manufacturing,” the McHenry County College Board voted 5-2 at its Thursday Board meeting to approve over $2.3 million in remodeling and construction … Continue reading

MCC President Vicky Smith as “Conduit”

At Thursday night’s meeting, the hottest topic was McHenry County College President Vicky Smith’s assertion that pretty much all questions about the college from Trustees had to go through her. She cited language in her contract that said she was … Continue reading

MCC President Vicky Smith Gets Contract Extended, But Pay Raise Suspended; Newcomers Elect Ron Parrish Board President

Below is the report upon which the old McHenry County College Board voted for 5-2. Well, it’s not quite what the Board voted on. The Board did not set President Vicky Smith’s compensation. Read the report carefully. Voting in favor … Continue reading

Two Days Before President’s Contract Renewal, McHenry County College Taxpayers Pay for Full-Page, Self-Promotional Ad in NWH

Full-page, full-color. One has to hand it to McHenry County College. The Board is sparing no expense to provide “cover” for the extension of MCC President Vicky Smith’s contract by the old Board members on Thursday night at 6:30. And … Continue reading