McHenry County Slot Machine Gambling Loses

With the Crystal Lake City Council again being courted by local liquor serving establishments for permission to install slot machines, the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol & Addiction Problems organization sent me gambling losses from December, 2014, though May, 2014. … Continue reading

Union Dues Bid for Support by Illinois Democratic Governors Thwarted by U.S. Supreme Court

Taking a page from President Barack Obama’s governance by Executive Order, Governor Rod Blagojevich ordered the unionization of all home health care workers in 2003. (No, I am wrong. Blagojevich may have provided an example for Obama to follow.) The … Continue reading

Ron Parrish Re-Elected MCC Board President, 3.45% Annual Compensation Increase in Approved Contract

A press release from McHenry County College. (Printed mainly because of the revelation that the average compensation package is said to be increasing 3.45% per year.) MCC Board of Trustees Approves New Full-Time Faculty Contract [April 25, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] … Continue reading

Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring. ┬áThe next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

MCC Contract Salary Information

Below I have tried to extract the most relevant parts concerning compensation in the McHenry County College faculty union contract: The Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 Thursday night at the Crystal Lake campus. … Continue reading

MCC Contract Finally Posted

The heat must have gotten too hot the secrecy squad in Vicky Smith’s McHenry County College kitchen, because the faculty union contract has finally been posted in the board packet. You can find it starting on page 148. That’s a … Continue reading

MCC Refuses to Release Faculty Union Contract

Tonight Crystal Lake Grade School District 47 Board is meeting at 7 at Canterbury School southwest of the intersection of Main Street and Virginia Street Road to consider the contract worked out with its teachers’ union. Another contract has also … Continue reading

MCC Faculty Agree on Contract, But Public Can’t See It

A press release from McHenry County College: MCC Faculty Association Ratify New Contract [April 11, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] On April 10, 2014, the MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) membership voted to ratify a new multi-year, full-time faculty contract that was tentatively … Continue reading

MCC Board Settles on Faculty Contract Language, But Keeps It Secret

The following press release was just received from McHenry County College: McHenry County College and MCC Faculty Association Reach Tentative Agreement [April 6, 2014.Crystal Lake, IL] On April 4, 2014, McHenry County College (MCC) and the MCC Faculty Association (MCCFA) … Continue reading