Spring Grove Election Results, Referendum Fails

The election results for the Village of Spring Grove can be seen below: Winners were Randy Vinyard incumbent Jim Anhalt Ron Kopke Losing were Ryne Powell Steve Bishop Ted Trzaskowski The other election was a referendum to impose a police … Continue reading

Barrington Hills Financial Position, Debt Up over $3.5 Million in One Year, Unfunded Police Pension Liability of $6.3 Million

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office has put online all sorts of financial information that was previouisly virtually impossible to a taxpayer to find. Let’s look at the Home Rule municipality of Barrington Hills as an example. Let’s look at the … Continue reading

Richmond Police in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

The following was received from Richmond Village Clerk Karla L Thomas in reply to McHenry County Blog’s Freedom of Information Request for information about the Village of Richmond’s Police Pension Fund: “The Village of Richmond’s population does not require us … Continue reading

Lakewood Police Offices, Like Other Employees, in IMRF

There is no Police Pension Fund in the Village of Lakewood. That’s what Administrator Catherine Peterson replied to my Freedom of Information request. Here’s what she said: “Concerning your second FOIA request (Police Pension), please be advised that our Police … Continue reading