Circuit Clerk’s Union Contract Clears Committee

Arrived at the McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee a little late on Monday. Discussion was taking place about the collective bargaining agreement between Circuit Clerk Kathleen Keefe’s office and its union, the Metropolitan Alliance of Police. Here’s what the … Continue reading

Countywide Electives To Be Paid $104,750

The McHenry County Board will set salaries for all the countywide officials up for election this fall except the State’s Attorney. $104,750 is what the following will be paid each year of their term: County Auditor Circuit Clerk Coroner Recorder … Continue reading

Algonquin 7 Precinct Results

My precinct is number 7 in Algonquin Township. Going through some stuff, I found the election results from last November’s election. Before I file them I thought I post them. Jim Obeweis won 54% of the vote in Algonquin 7, … Continue reading

Salary Freeze for Countywide Officials

The Human Services Committee has the setting of salaries on the agenda of its next meeting. The most important line on the memo accompanying the resolution follows: Impact on Budget (Revenue; Expenses, Fringe Benefits):  None That means the following will … Continue reading

The Endless Loop of McHenry County’s Phone Answering Message

I yearn for the days when Mrs. Vernon Kays used to answer phone in her husband’s County Clerk Ve3rnon Kays’ Office.  (For those interested, she was the lowest paid person in the office.) One could make contact with a real … Continue reading

Salary and Fringe Benefits for McHenry County Officials Elected Next Year

Here’s what McHenry County Board members will have before them about salaries that they or their successors will earn starting after next fall’s elections: A resolution calls for “compensation beginning December 2012 and fringe benefit options are hereby approved for … Continue reading

Scheduling of Court Cases

Sitting through an hour of Judge Thomas Meyer’s court proceedings before the Zane Seipler Special Prosecutor request case has convinced me that the 22nd Circuit Court Judges should hire a management consultant. Most of the hour was spent re-scheduling cases … Continue reading