Manzullo Attacks Stimulus Failure

Today must be “GOP Congressional Criticism of President Barack Obama’s stimulus program.” (Note Congressman Peter Roskam’s press release on the same subject here.) Manzullo: Three Million More Americans Out of Work on 1st Anniversary of Failed Stimulus Bill WASHINGTON – … Continue reading

May Letter Outlines $5 Million in Direct and Indirect Lakewood Financial Assistance to Sportsplex Developer Lou Tenore

Approved unanimously by the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee this morning, the proposed $40 million McHenry County Sportsplex comes with $5 million worth of strings to Lakewood taxpayers, including $1 million to buy the land on Route 47 and … Continue reading

Manzullo Opposes Tax Breaks Out of TARP Funds

16th Congressional District U.S. Representative Don Manzullo (R-Egan) was asked to comment on President’s Barack Obama’s most recent proposal to rev up the economy. “We’ve got to stop this crazy spending going on,” Manzullo told the Fox business channel. Manzullo’s … Continue reading

Is Huntley School District Cover-Up Unraveling? Part 2

Yesterday, the first half of a report was published on what happened on the special ed front at the parents advisory committee meeting and the subsequent school board meeting. What follows, concludes that report. Board member Aileen Seedorf questioned a … Continue reading

Huntley District 158 Special Ed Moms Draw Blood, Board Divided – Part 2

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog began a rather exhaustive report on Thursday night’s meeting of the Huntley School District 158 school board meeting on how to spend Federal Stimulus money earmarked for special education. Today we continue the comments made by … Continue reading

Is Federal Special Ed Funding to Be Used to Expand Regular Ed Programs?

We would like to think government employees wouldn’t take money away from special ed children and use it for regular education. Especially when money is specifically designated for special ed use. Even if the Federal law allows such a diversion … Continue reading

Foundation Level Hiked $160 to $6119

Maybe you’ll read it here first. Increases in money to local school districts have been decided. The information is online at the State Board of Education’s web site. Begin the gnashing of teeth. Or will it be sighs of relief? … Continue reading