Part 11 – Who’s Got What

Today’s Political Action Committee is one run by the teachers of Crystal Lake High School District 155. It spent $3.348.25 in the lead up to the April school elections. The election was on April 7th, so it is likely that … Continue reading

NWH “Ethical Lapse” Story

The top story in the Northwest Herald today is headlined, ‘Ethical lapse’ alleged in MCC race During the campaign Lakewood Village President Erin Smith was the treasurer of the campaign committee that supported the election of elected incumbent and McHenry … Continue reading

Consultant Finds MCC Space Needs, Half in Athletics/PE, Half for Student Center

Phase 1 of a two-part study of space utilization needs for McHenry County College found a net current space deficiency of 20,540 “assignable square feet.” Increase that number by 35-50% and one finds the gross shortage. Looking at the calculation, … Continue reading

Mike Smith Elected MCC Board President

Recently elected McHenry County Trustee Mike Smith of Lakewood was elected President of the College Board by a 4-3 vote. He replaced his April running mate Ron Parrish, who sought re-election to the Board Presidency, being nominated by newly-sworn in … Continue reading

$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC President Scheduled for Post-Retirement Stipend

Next Thursday’s McHenry County College Board meeting will consider giving outgoing President Vicky Smith a “post-retirement stipend.” It is nowhere near as large as the Golden Parachute that ex-President Walt Packard was granted, but it did surprise me. Here’s what … Continue reading

MCC President Tries to Insert Herself in Trustee Election

At the end of March, the McHenry County League of Women Voters held a candidates’ night for McHenry County College Trustee aspirants. At the meeting, one, Karen Tirio, said Concerning tuition increases, Tirio said her attendance at meetings gave her … Continue reading

MCC Slate Wins

The three candidates widely supported by Republican Precinct Committeemen and activists won the three vacancies on the McHenry County College Board. In the race for the two six-year terms, elected incumbent Ron Parrish appointed incumbent Mike Smith won. Scott Summers, … Continue reading

Political Stories from the Weekend

Lot’s of political articles over the Easter Weekend: McHenry Aldermanic Candidate Scott Curry’s Literature Matthew Hardt MCC Campaign Piece FRG College Student Janna Wing Works Precinct on Spring Break Lakewood Trustee Campaign Moves to the Internet Two Billboards for WL … Continue reading