Teacher Salary Spikes

The Chicago Tribune’s Education superb Reporter Diane Rado has examined the cost to local taxpayers of school boards that increased teachers’ salaries more than allowed by law just before they retired.  Her main article can be found here. Reported in … Continue reading

The 2016 Recorder of Deeds Race

Candidates are already lining up to win the Republican Party primary for Recorder of Deeds next spring. After all, petition passing for next year’s primary election starts around the first of September. Long-time incumbent Phyllis Walters is expected to retired.  She … Continue reading

Most Recent Compensation for Algonquin Township’s Highest Paid

Friday McHenry County Blog published the salary and pension information for Algonquin Township as seen on Open the Books. Thinking that there might be more recent information, a commenter looked at the compensation reported on the township’s web site. Required … Continue reading

Replay: School Consolidation Would Cost Taxpayers Plenty

With the Chicago Tribune pumping for school consolidation in its editorial on education, I thought it was time to re-run the article I wrote almost four years ago when Governor Pat Quinn advanced the idea. The numbers will have changed … Continue reading

McSweeney Introduces Eleven Bills

Sophomore State Rep. David McSweeney introduced eleven bills on the first day of the session. To say that it is an ambitious agenda is more than an understatement. You can take a look at them below: House Bill 173 – Repeals … 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