Mary McClellan Blasts Nick Provenzano for Participating in Illegal Secret Meetings

A press release from McHenry County Board member Mary McClellan, a candidate for McHenry County Clerk in the March 18th Republican Party Primary Election: County Clerk Candidate Mary McClellan Slams Opponent Provenzano for Participating in Illegal, Closed Door Meetings WOODSTOCK, … Continue reading

Tea Leaves at the Northwest Herald

Maybe it’s not tea leaves. Maybe it’s newspaper clippings to which I should allude. In any event, the first two McHenry County Board endorsement editorials got me thinking. McHenry County’s paper of record has suggested dumping Board Chairman Ken Koehler … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Secret Special Prosecutor Meeting Passes AG’s Muster

It couldn’t be characterized as “transparent,” but the secret meeting the McHenry County Board held on Feb. 14, 2011, to discuss legal bills from Special Prosecutor Henry Tonigan doesn’t qualify as “Illegal.’ Former McHenry County Board member Lou Anne Majewski … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Very Junior College Continues to Lack Transparency

There are two items on the agenda of the McHenry County College Board’s 6:30 meeting tonight, but we citizens aren’t good enough to see the board packet items under consideration. Any hope that this board will be more transparent than … Continue reading

Former County Board Member Lou Anne Majewski Files Open Meetings Complaint Against County Board

Former McHenry County Board member Lou Anne Majewski filed an Open Meetings complaint against the McHenry County Board for going into closed session to discuss a resolution drafted by a county board committee.  Majewski says Chairman Ken Koehler said the … Continue reading

Is Crystal Lake Trying to Sneak Through the New Watershed Ordinance?

First the Crystal Lake Park District objects to passage of McHenry County College’s minor league baseball stadium before the city council revises the three decade old Watershed Ordinance, which the city staff has not followed. That’s after the Planning and … Continue reading

Is Crystal Lake Trying to Sneak Through the New Watershed Ordinance?

First the Crystal Lake Park District objects to passage of McHenry County College’s minor league baseball stadium before the city council revises the three decade old Watershed Ordinance, which the city staff has not followed. That’s after the Planning and … Continue reading

District 300 Secret Meeting About School Safety, Opps, Graduation Location, Returns with a Twist

Remember when District 300’s outgoing Board President Mary Fioretti justified the closed door meeting to rent the Sears Centre for Graduation on the grounds of safety? David Fitzgerald of the Northwest Herald discovered this violation of the Opening Meetings Act … Continue reading

District 300 Secret Meeting About School Safety, Opps, Graduation Location, Returns with a Twist

Remember when District 300’s outgoing Board President Mary Fioretti justified the closed door meeting to rent the Sears Centre for Graduation on the grounds of safety? David Fitzgerald of the Northwest Herald discovered this violation of the Opening Meetings Act … Continue reading