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

Can MCC Foundation Use Donations to Urge Voters to Vote for Referendums?

It has been most frustrating to have to fight McHenry County Conservation District referendums. As I have mentioned previously (see Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum), the frustration comes from having to fight money that should … Continue reading

Selection of MCC’s Architectural/Space Utilization Expansion Consultant

Never let it be said that the McHenry County College administration makes it easy to write an article based on its documents. In the bid specifications for Selection Criteria A selection committee, made up of two (2) Trustee members, President, … Continue reading

MCC President Vicky Smith’s Contract Calls for Salary of $211,000 thru June, Then, CPI + 3%

$211,013.01 is the salary that is before the McHenry County College Board on Thursday night for President Vicky Smith’s from May 22nd through June 30th of this year. After that, it’ll “be increased by an amount equal to the percent … Continue reading