Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power

There was a tie vote at the last meeting of the McHenry County Board. It was whether to “buy now, get approval later, ask forgiveness” vote, to put it in the words of Huntley Board member Jim Kearns. Should the … Continue reading

“Nunc Pro Tunc,” After the Face Purchasing Approval

You can read the last substantive item on the Tuesday McHenry County Agenda below: Resolution Authorizing the Purchase of a Used 2015 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup Truck Nunc Pro Tunc for the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency in FY2016. There are … Continue reading

Rauner Acts to Give Preferences to Minority, Women & Disabled-Owned Businesses

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Signs Executive Order to Ensure Equal Opportunities for All Illinois Businesses Executive Order 2016-08 offers reforms to address disparity among minority, women and persons with disabilities owned businesses that utilize state contracts … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School Member Alerts Public of Expensive Tuesday Meeting

A message from McHenry Grade School Board member Eric Sivertsen: On Tuesday night at 7:15 District 15 will be holding a public hearing at the district office on Green St. The plan is to transfer $6.5 million from the Transportation … Continue reading

Winnebago County Purchasing Scandal Results in Seizure of Almost $300,000 from Purchasing Agent’s Bank Accounts

Winnebago County (think Rockford area), which now has fewer people than McHenry County (288,542 to 307,283) has a major county government scandal. It has reached the top of Winnebago County government, resulting in the resignation of its Board Chairman, Scott … Continue reading

Second GOP County Board Chairman Resigning after Federal Probe

First it was Matt Sorensen, the Republican County Board Chairman of McLean County who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He resigned from that top job in the Blooming-Normal county. Now the Republican County Chairman of Winnebago County, Scott … Continue reading

Quinn Called Out on $190 Million No-Bid Medicaid Systems Contract

Reprinted with the permission of For the Good of Illinois.  The person who called my attention to this says it is the best charity for McHenry County residents.    FACT: The Quinn administration has targeted state employees and managers inside his … Continue reading

McHenry County Buying Squad Cars from Decatur

The State of Illinois allows local governments to purchase things state government buys at the same price the state pays. So, local governments, in many instances, can find a cheaper price using the bulk buying power of Illinois largest employer … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading