Testing the Memory of Past MCC Board President George Lowe

The following article form Feb. 3, 2008, might give current readers an idea of the past service of McHenry County College Board candidate George Lowe. Lowe seeks to return to the Board for a six-year term. The Daily Herald seems … Continue reading

League Candidate Schedule

With the possibility of candidate face offs coming up, below are the dates for McHenry County League of Women Forums to be held at McHenry County College’s Conference Center: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7 pm McHenry County College Building B … Continue reading

Chicago Junior College Has Problems Similar to McHenry County’s

The Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/22008995-761/raises-for-city-colleges-presidents-possible-pay-cuts-for-tutors-adjuncts.html Monday on the City Colleges of Chicago. The headline zeroed in on the junior college presidents being paid $170,000, considerably less than what is paid Vicky Smith at McHenry County College. The presidents’ salaries brought to mind the … Continue reading

Little Differentiation Among Crystal Lake City Council Candidates

The McHenry County League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women in Crystal Lake sponsored a candidates night for the five candidates for three seats on the Crystal Lake City Council. Two challengers–Charles Ebann and Jim Tomasello–are … Continue reading

Eight MCC Candidates Face Public, Incumbent Barbara Walters Doesn’t

Eight of the nine candidates for the McHenry County Board showed up to face a small fraction of the public at the MCC auditorium Monday night. There were Scott Alford Chris Jenner Carol Larson Erik Sivertsen Mike Smith Molly Walsh … Continue reading

Head of McHenry County College Board Replies to Steven Willson’s Critique, Willson Replies

Here is the reply of Mary Miller, who chairs the MCC Board, to Stephen Willson’s critique of the Wight & Company’s expansion and remodeling proposal Critic of the McHenry County College 3% Annual 40-Year Enrollment Projections Says They Deserve an … Continue reading

The Explanation of Wight & Co. of What MCC’s Campus Should Look Like 40 Years from Now

McHenry County College Facilty Master Plan Information provided by the college after the presentation: Facility Master Plan Information – April 26, 2012   Rationale: Why MCC Should Pursue a Master Plan The development and planning for facilities now offers an … Continue reading

McHenry County College Is Number One in Percentage Graduating in Three Years–24%

The Chicago Tribune reportedon the work produce of Lt. Gov. Shiela Simon’s tour of all the community colleges in the state. The story emphasized the low percentage of junior college students who complete two-year degrees or career certificates in three … Continue reading

YR’s Sponsoring Candidates’ Nights for County Board & Hot State Rep. Race

When the latest email came from the McHenry County Young Republicans, I said, “Hallelujah!” to myself. There would be a chance for the public to see County Board candidates in action. Now, steps forth the McHenry County Young Republicans. Chairman … Continue reading

McHenry County College Crosses to Symbolize Daily Abortions in America

A press release from the McHenry County College Pro-life Students: McHenry County College Pro-life student organization to hold an event November 9, 2011, to raise awareness on campus and in the community about the frequency of abortions in America Crystal … Continue reading

Local School & Tax Districts Not Bragging about Lower Tax Rates

Notice how you don’t see any local governmental or school district officials bragging about how much their tax rate had gone down? That’s because tax rates didn’t decrease this year. For almost the past two decades, the Property Tax Cap … Continue reading

Is Government Predicable or Unpredictable?

Saturday’s column by Northwest Herald Editor Dan McCaleb started out praising Woodstock for not raising taxes to pay for something planned but not without financing. McCaleb lays that off against Prairie Grove Grade School District 46’s defeated and retiring board … Continue reading

Associated Press Notices “World’s Tallest Tower” Proposal

Chicago media didn’t notice on their own, even though the Chicago Tribune sent a reporter for a while to the BMB Communications Management presentation of its proposal to build a 1,500 foot free standing broadcast radio and TV tower. Saturday … Continue reading

Associated Press Notices “World’s Tallest Tower” Proposal

Chicago media didn’t notice on their own, even though the Chicago Tribune sent a reporter for a while to the BMB Communications Management presentation of its proposal to build a 1,500 foot free standing broadcast radio and TV tower. Saturday … Continue reading

A Pilot Comments on BMB’s Proposed Mega-Tower

The following was written by a Crystal Lake pilot. Here is the story about last Wednesday’s McHenry County College Board meeting. The Towering Inferno This business proposal is to construct a 1,500 foot AGL (Above Ground Level) communications tower only … Continue reading

A Pilot Comments on BMB’s Proposed Mega-Tower

The following was written by a Crystal Lake pilot. Here is the story about last Wednesday’s McHenry County College Board meeting. The Towering Inferno This business proposal is to construct a 1,500 foot AGL (Above Ground Level) communications tower only … Continue reading