Committee Unanimously Approves End to County Board IMRF Pensions

Every member of the Human Resources Committee voted to abolish Illinois Municipal Retirement Pensions for County Board members starting in December. Outside the meeting members expressed the opinion that this will make the IMRF requirement for work logs go away. … Continue reading

Franks IMRF Language Leaves Open IMRF Pension for McHenry County Board Chairman

State Senator Pam Althoff’s Senate Bill 2701, as amended by State Rep. Jack Franks in the Illinois House, leaves open the possibility that the next McHenry County Board Chairman, whether it is Franks or Mike Walkup, is eligible to participate … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Paints Pessimistic Picture of Chances of Defeating Jack Franks’ “County Czar” Referendum

I haven’t gotten time to write an article on the Special Meeting of the McHenry County Board today in which a majority decided not to add an advisory referendum on whether the County Board Chairman should be elected at-large or … Continue reading

Emphais on McHenry County Board’s Decision to Tax to the Max Continues to Dominate Northwest Herald Coverage for District 3 Candidates

You may remember that Kevin Craver’s Northwest Herald article about District 2 McHenry County Board candidates focused on the vote to increase the property tax levy by the maximum of 1.5% Cost-of-Living increase allowed by the Real Estate Tax Cap. … Continue reading

8th District Watch – Lake County Sheriff and State’s Attorney Endorse Maria Rodriguez for Congress

It’s tough to find something that is newsworthy at the end of a campaign, but I think Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez has managed to do it. She announces today the endorsements of the top two law enforcement officials … Continue reading