County Board Considering Extra Pay for Vice Chairman Despite Negative State’s Attorney’s Opinon

There are so many good stories to be written about last Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. Let me do a little one first. The Lake County State’s Attorney has ruled that its County Board’s Vice Chairman cannot receive extra pay, that … 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

The End of November Payroll for the Sheriff’s Department

OK, folks who want to do some research. Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the pay for Sheriff’s Department employees for the pay period prior to the primary election. That’s the one in which Bill Prim narrowly defeated Undersheriff Andy Zinke. … Continue reading

Going Away Presents at the Sheriff’s Department

As I post this during the spring, I don’t know whether the title is appropriate or not. But my favorite course in grad school at the University of Michigan–Organizational Theory–suggests it probably is. What are people in charge likely to … Continue reading

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

Bruce Rauner Says “Political Stunts” Won’t Solve Pension Crisis

A press release from GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner: Rauner Statement on Gov. Quinn Suspending Lawmakers’ Pay Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding Pat Quinn’s plan to suspend lawmakers’ pay: “This would be a good … Continue reading