“Other Post Employment Benefit Costs” and Impact Withdrawing from SEDOM Will Have on School Districts

Cary Grade School Board President Scott Coffey suggested looking at the Woodstock School District’s “Other Post Employment Benefit Costs” in a comment under Susan Handelsman’s cost-benefit analysis of keeping Clay Academy, a special education facility, open. I asked for an … Continue reading

2012 Disneyland Tickets Put on Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District Credit Card

Looking at former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller’s township American Express credit card statements is getting curiouser and curiouser (with apologies to Lewis Carroll). First it was an expensive purse found on a credit card statement attached to the … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board President at Looks D155 Finances and at Sen. Pam Althoff’s Pension Bill

From Cary Elementary School District 26 Board President: Given the financial challenges facing D-155 over the next few years, it is imperative that the Board be led by those that will meet those challenges in a fiscally responsible manner. D-155, … Continue reading

Some Facts You Probably Don’t Know about Crystal Lake and the Library Bond Referendum

This information was developed by commenter Mark: A major reason property taxes are high is because property taxing districts omit pertinent details during bond advisory and bond referendums. +++++ Do not even think about voting yes for a bond or … Continue reading

County Board IMRF Law Reverberates Around the State

The new state statute authored by State Rep. Jack Franks as part of his campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman is making waves across Illinois. I’ve noticed stories in two counties so far: Madison County, near St. Louis Will County … Continue reading

Althoff-Franks Law Ends Pension Benefits for Future County Board Members

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff: New law ends pensions for future county board members Springfield, IL… Future county board members will no longer be eligible for pension benefits, and those currently enrolled in the retirement system are … Continue reading

McHenry County Taxpayers Owe Over $130 Million for Underfunded Police and Fire Pensions…as of Two Years Ago

Commenter Mark has laid out all of the municipal police and fire pension fund money owed by McHenry County taxpayers. Let’s review police and fire pension funding status in McHenry County. Remember, Jack Franks says he has a plan to … Continue reading

Reick: Remap Decision Bodes Poorly for GOP

State Rep. candidate Steve Reick’s latest post on his web site: Dance Band on the Titanic There’s an old saying that bad news comes in threes. It’s certainly true today for Illinois. First comes the news that Illinois’ insurance rates … Continue reading