Skillicorn Blasts NIU President’s Golden Parachute

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Skillicorn Calls NIU Pres. Huge Severance Package Ridiculous CRYSTAL LAKE – State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) says the lavish severance package announced for outgoing Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker is … Continue reading

County Board Voting on Township Consolidation Research

The McHenry County Board is considering a resolution Tuesday that will result in a study about township consolidation. The resolution is not yet available, but here’s the summary: Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies … Continue reading

Two NIU Cars in Galena Territory Day Girl’s Body Found

David Bachmann writes the blog entitled “Dirty Harry vs. Dirty Keith” strays from his criticism of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren today. He lives in Galena Territory and has a handy camera to take photos of those visiting the place…at … Continue reading

Harvard Lawyer Scott Summers, Green Candidate for State Treasurer, Suggests “Moth Balling” Two Public Law Schools

Third party candidates in American politics are famous for injecting new ideas into the governmental arena. They usually don’t get elected, but the power party candidates pick up on them and sometimes they get enacted. Former McHenry County College Board … Continue reading

Quinn Axes a School Subsidy Program That Should Never Have Existed

One of the cuts made by Governor Pat Quinn was $15.7 million for a so-called “Hold Harmless” provision in the State Aid to Education formula. He get my praise because the program resulted in giving money to school districts to … Continue reading

MCC Selects NIU Ph.D Vicky Smith as President

Here’s McHenry County College’s official take on the selection of Vicky Smith as its new president: MCC BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW PERMANENT PRESIDENT [July 2, 2010.Crystal Lake, IL]  At a special meeting on July 2, 2010, the McHenry County College (MCC) … Continue reading

“More Guns, Less Crime” Book Review

Nine more years of data in this third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime.” When I read the second edition eight years ago, I was pleased that John Lott’s hypothesis of the mid-1990’s had up held. After all, it’s just … Continue reading

Will Kieth Nygren “Get Religion” and Allow 230 of his Trained Staff to Carry Guns While Off Duty?

McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren got a headline saying he was in favor of a concealed carry law in today’s Northwest Herald, as you can see below. I’d try to find the NW Herald article that I believe quoted a … Continue reading

Gitmo Prisoner Lawyer’s Appearance Rescheduled

The McHenry County College Student Peace Group, or course, had no way of knowing its timing would be bad. They canceled NIU Professor Marc Falkoff’s talk about his book “Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak” Now its on for the … Continue reading

Eric Willard, an Entrepreneurial District 300 Employee

Maybe I should have entitled this “Another Entrepreneurial Employee” since I wrote a little while ago about Carpentersville District 300 energy czar David Ulm’s efforts to explore using windmills to offset electric costs. After the District 300 legislative meeting during … Continue reading

Eric Willard, an Entrepreneurial District 300 Employee

Maybe I should have entitled this “Another Entrepreneurial Employee” since I wrote a little while ago about Carpentersville District 300 energy czar David Ulm’s efforts to explore using windmills to offset electric costs. After the District 300 legislative meeting during … Continue reading

Don Manzullo To Announce Campus Security Grants Monday

McHenry County Blog has received a press conference announcement from 16th district United State Congressman Don Manzullo. He will announce campus security grants on Monday morning at McHenry County College. The release follows: Manzullo to Announce Campus Security Funds for … Continue reading

Don Manzullo To Announce Campus Security Grants Monday

McHenry County Blog has received a press conference announcement from 16th district United State Congressman Don Manzullo. He will announce campus security grants on Monday morning at McHenry County College. The release follows: Manzullo to Announce Campus Security Funds for … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 2

Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Wednesday before last, when I was computer-impaired because of Microsoft’s Vista, Governor Rod Blagojevich agreed to the suggestion of the NIU president to use $40 million to tear down and … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 2

Part 1 of this article can be found here. The Wednesday before last, when I was computer-impaired because of Microsoft’s Vista, Governor Rod Blagojevich agreed to the suggestion of the NIU president to use $40 million to tear down and … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 1

I haven’t written anything on the Northern Illinois massacre beyond my being astounded by NIU’s president and police chief assertion of satisfaction with the way things went after the mass murder and how my grandfather helped stop an early 1940’s … Continue reading

Of Monuments of Remembrance – Part 1

I haven’t written anything on the Northern Illinois massacre beyond my being astounded by NIU’s president and police chief assertion of satisfaction with the way things went after the mass murder and how my grandfather helped stop an early 1940’s … Continue reading