Quid pro Quo on Pension Deal for Personal PAC Contributions to Quinn?

That’s pretty much the question being asked by International Business Newspaper reporter Matthew Cunningham-Cook today. Here’s a paragraph and a half that hints at the questionable deal: The decision to retain Grosvenor and transfer more state [Teachers’ Retirement System] pension … Continue reading

State Has Figured Out That Insurance Agents Can Sell Obamacare

When Governor Jim Edgar passed Kids Care in the mid-1990’s, I remember having lunch in the legislators’ dining room and telling her if he wanted it to really succeed, he would let insurance agents sell it. Instead, Edgar and Blagojevich … Continue reading

Have You Missed the Articles on the Conservation District Tax Hike?

OK.  The holidays are over and it’s time to think about protecting your pocket book so you can pay Christmas bills now and in the future. This spring the McHenry County Conservation District sought permission to raise taxes from the … Continue reading

MCCD Second Most Expensive Conservation/Forest Preserve District

A friend of McHenry County Blog decided to compare the financials and acreage of the McHenry County Conservation District with those of similar open space districts. Compared to other agencies, McHenry County scores Number One in acreage per capita. While … Continue reading