Coroner’s Contract with SIEU Ready for County Board

That’s what this meeting notice for January 5th indicates: The HUMAN RESOURCES and FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEES have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. to discuss and consider a Resolution Authorizing a Contract Agreement … Continue reading

Prim Assigns Deputy’s Death Probe to Outside Agency

A press release from McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim: The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has officially requested that the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) conduct the investigation into the death Monday of Deputy Dwight Maness and MIAT has … 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

Comparing County Government Efficiencies

This comes from a report submitted to the Management Services Committee of the McHenry County Board: Bellwether Benchmarking McHenry County participated in a Multi-County Benchmark comparison to assess the performance of departments and operations. Seven Illinois counties participated in the … 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

Framing the Lantz Trial

As anyone who watched the press coverage of the Blagojevich trials observed, attorneys for the defendants tried their best to talk directly to potential jurors through the media. While McHenry County doesn’t have television for that task, defense attorney Mark … Continue reading

15 Year Old Jose Esquivel Drowns in Haligus Road Pond

These three press releases tell what officials have released. First form the Crystal Lake Fire Department: Next from Dr. Anne Majewski, Coroner of McHenry County: Majewski sent a second release identifying the youth as Jose A. Esquivel. … Continue reading

Good Crowd at Donna Kurtz’ Fund Raiser

McHenry County Board member Donna Kurtz, seeking re-election for the first time after running first in her initial attempt in 2010, held a fund raiser Wednesday at Park Place, the old American Legion Home in Crystal Lake. Some people got … Continue reading

Republicans To Continue Rule of McHenry County Courthouse

The McHenry County Courthouse anyway. None of the four countywide offices in McHenry County have a Democratic candidate.  While it is possible for candidates to pop up after the primary on March 20, 2012, it seems unlikely. So, the following … 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

Republican Politics at Port Edward

Port Edward has pleasant memories for me all the way back to visiting the Algonquin Jaycees back in the late 1960’s. Then it was only a small corner bar at Harrison and Route 62. Algonquin Founders Days luncheons, fund raisers, … Continue reading