Algonquin Township’s Salaries Go Still Higher

Last month, the Algonquin Township Board raised salaries for its elected officials. The all-Republican Township Board voted to increase pay by 1.5%. The vote was 3-2 with Supervisor Dianne Klemm joining with Trustees Dan Shay and Russ Cardelli voting in … Continue reading

Replay: School Consolidation Would Cost Taxpayers Plenty Copy

In the “Here we go again” category is consolidation of schools. Just as with township consolidation, I ask, “Where’s the beef?” Show me the money that school consolidation would bring. Don’t just assert that consolidation of school will save money. … Continue reading

Figures on D155’s 4% Annual Teacher Salary Increases

After I received the press release (15 comments so far) about the contents of the contract from Crystal Lake District 155 last night, I submitted some questions. Those questions and the answers supplied are below: What will the starting salary be … Continue reading

Ten Townships’ Welfare Costs

Found this comparison of Township General Assistant handed out and accompanying administrative costs. You don’t have to guess that it came from Bob Anderson … Continue reading

Countywide Electives To Be Paid $104,750

The McHenry County Board will set salaries for all the countywide officials up for election this fall except the State’s Attorney. $104,750 is what the following will be paid each year of their term: County Auditor Circuit Clerk Coroner Recorder … Continue reading

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