McHenry County College Software Vendor Ellucian Sends Student Social Security Numbers to Three Junior Colleges

A McHenry County College vendor sent student names, Social Security numbers and other personal information to three unidentified community colleges, according to letters sent to students dated July 31st. The vendor was Ellucian, which prides itself on “transparency” and describes … Continue reading

Document Viewing Restrictions: McHenry County vs. McHenry County College

Which is the more important local government, McHenry County or McHenry County College? Looking at the question geographically, McHenry County covers the whole county, which MCC covers all of the county but District 300, while slipping over the Kane County … Continue reading

MCC Special Meeting Friday Leaves Citizens in the Dark on Cost Overrun

Because McHenry County College Trustees Ron Parrish, Chris Jenner and Tom Wilbeck refused to provide approval for a $15,000-plus cost overrun for the remodeling of the ceramics lab, the Board will have a special meeting tomorrow at 10:15. Normally, the … Continue reading

Third Try for Documents Listing Mental Health Board Legal Expenses That Can Be Easily Shared with You

A couple of weeks ago on January 24th, I asked for the last two year’s legal expenses for the 708 Mental Health Board. I asked that this information be provided by email, specifically writing, “Thanks for fulfilling this request via … Continue reading

Karen McConnaughay Touts Transparency Award for Kane County

A press release from State Senate candidate Karen McConnaughay: Leading transparency advocacy group again lauds McConnaughay’s efforts to reform government Kane County winner of “Sunny Award” for making abundant information available online—one of only 19 Illinois governments to be recognized … Continue reading