MCC Secrecy on 10,000 Person Data Breach Costs $5,700

Ever since early last August, when student Melissa Denker sent¬† me a copy of the letter she received from McHenry County College regarding the compromising of her personal identifiers by college consultant Ellucian, I searched for the number of students … 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

Counties & Municipalities Soon Will Have to Post Management Letters & Audits; Could Junior Colleges Be Next?

Having passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly unanimously, House Bill 5503 seems headed to the statue books. Sponsored by State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Rochelle) and State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Wheaton), the bill will require county governments to make … Continue reading

MCC Asking for Bids for “Architectural/Space Utilization Services”

This popped into my inbox this morning from Digital Journal: Under the headline appeared the following: Crystal Lake, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 DataBid.com is currently reporting on the McHenry County College Architectural/Space Utilization Services due June 19, 2014, 4:00 … 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

Prying the Jail Cost Numbers from the Locked Down Sheriff’s Department

Municipal bond analyst Steve Wilson left the following message under the first part of my report of the McHenry County Board debate about the $10 increase for housing Federal prisoners: How much are we losing each day per prisoner? I … Continue reading