MCC Board Picks Architect

After a long and secret retreat, the McHenry County College selected the architectural firm of Demonica Kempter Architects (DKA). (Fortunately, I brought three newspapers and a new science fiction novel to read while waiting in the hall.) The firm was … Continue reading

Board Winnows Down Architectural-Space Utilization Firms to Two

There was no official vote taken, but preferences were expressed after three Architectural Services-Space Utilization applicants made their pitches to the McHenry County College Board Thursday night. The three finalists were Holabird & Root Wight & Company Demonica Kemper Architects … Continue reading

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

MCC Administration Continues Pitch to Maximize Real Estate Tax Income

McHenry County College’s Committee of the Whole meeting was carefully orchestrated to lead at least one of the four members who said they wanted a flat property tax levy next year to change his or her mind. First there was … 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