2.75% Raise for Non-Union Employees Passes Committees

Today a combination of the Human Services and Finance Committees voted to raise the salaries of non-union county employees by an average of 2.75%. That does not mean that each such employee will receive a raise that high, however. Department … Continue reading

McHenry County College Board Rejects 2.82% Raise for Administrators

The McHenry County College Board deadlocked on a motion to increase the salaries of administrators by 2.82% Thursday night. Previously, administrators were shopping around a 3.7% increase. That would have been the 1.7% increase in the Consumer Price Index, upon … Continue reading

22-Year Old Algonquin Township Trustee Candidate Melissa Sanchez Takes Offense at Smear Campaign

An email sent by recent University of Illinois at Springfield college graduate (who has a job) Melissa Sanchez.  She interned in House Republican Leader Tom Cross’ office. Dear Neighbors, It has come to my attention that some constituents of Algonquin … Continue reading

Slate Makes Itself Know in Algonquin Township

The long-rumored slate of Dan Shea Lowell Cutsforth Neils Kruse Bill Bligh popped up on some lawns recently. Shea and Cutsforth are currently on the Algonquin Township Board. Both voted to raise township salaries and, with the help of a … Continue reading

Ersel Schuster Offers Different, Lower County Board Compensation Package

McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster has proposed an alternative compensation plan to the one recommended by the Committee Chairman’s Meeting for County Board members. She calls it a “minority resolution.” Her suggestions? Chairman of the Board: $79,063 FY 2013-2016, … Continue reading