Chicago Magazine Ranks Best McHenry County Schools

Chicago Magazine ranked suburban schools. Here are the results for McHenry County grade schools: Here are the results of McHenry County high schools: The ranking methodology can be found here. … Continue reading

CL South High School Bleacher Bill Giving Municipalities Zoning Power over Schools Signed

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon: Legislation based on Crystal Lake South bleacher controversy signed into law by Governor Rauner  Springfield, IL… Legislation filed in response to the costly bleacher battle between the … Continue reading

Scott Vetter’s Comments to District 155 High School Board

Comments as read by Scott C. Vetter to the D155 Board of Education on May 17th, 2016: After serving in the United States Navy, I decided to transfer my newly acquired leadership skills to the manufacturing world. I am, today, considered, … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Reacts to Bleacher Victory

A press release from the City of Crystal Lake in the wake of the Illinois Supreme Court’s upholding of the Home Rule city’s authority to exercise zoning and water run-off ordinances over High School District 155: Property rights victory at … Continue reading

D155 Loses Bleacher Case in Illinois Supreme Court

The Crystal Lake High School District lost its South High School bleacher case in the Illinois Supreme Court today. The state’s highest court upheld the decision of McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Chmiel. Here is the conclusion of the … Continue reading

South High School Honors First Responders

Crystal Lake South High School staff and students served breakfast to police, fire and rescue squads on September 11th/ It was to honor and recognize the Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills Police, Fire and Rescue Squads for their service … Continue reading

Supreme Court to Referee Fight between Municipalities and Schools

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Crystal Lake South Bleacher Case by Jeff Puma The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case involving the Crystal Lake South High … Continue reading

Aaron Shepley’s Bleacher Letter to High School District 155

Just in case you would like to read the letter that Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley sent to Crystal Lake High School Board President Ted Wagner and his fellow board members, it is below: September 8, 2014 Dear Mr. Wagner … Continue reading

District 155 Schools Closed Monday

Superintendent Johnnie Thomas just robo-called homes of District 155 High School students to inform families that high schools will be closed tomorrow. Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Gove, South and Prairie Ridge High School students are probably the happiest people in town … Continue reading

Bleacher Neighbors Delighted at Judge Michael Chmiel’s Decision in Favor of Home Rule

In a twenty-one page decision, McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael Chmiel ruled against Crystal Lake High School District 155 in the suits brought by neighbors on Amberwood Drive and the City of Crystal Lake. Reacting to the decision, delivered while State’s … Continue reading