MCC Board Moving Away from Big Health Club Proposal

Health club operator Power Wellness got $50,000 for coming up with an expansion plan for McHenry County College and seemed to be angling to operate the facility. Tuesday night in a Committee of the Whole meeting, the MCC Board pretty … Continue reading

Chicago Junior College Has Problems Similar to McHenry County’s

The Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/22008995-761/raises-for-city-colleges-presidents-possible-pay-cuts-for-tutors-adjuncts.html Monday on the City Colleges of Chicago. The headline zeroed in on the junior college presidents being paid $170,000, considerably less than what is paid Vicky Smith at McHenry County College. The presidents’ salaries brought to mind the … Continue reading

MCC Board President Ron Parrish Seems to Have Deciding Vote on Flat Real Estate Tax Levy for Next Year

McHenry County College’s Board of Trustees discussed next year’s budget against last night at its Committee of the Whole meeting. Three members lined up on the side of keeping the tax levy flat next year. They are (in alphabetic order) … Continue reading

MCC Board Holds Secret Retreat

Perhaps the title should be “MCC Board Holding Secret Retreat” because as I write this McHenry County Board members, President Vicky Smith and Illinois Community College Association facilitator Gary Davis are meeting in the college’s Shah Center in McHenry. The … Continue reading

Taxes and Administrative Salaries on Tap for McHenry County College Board Meeting Thursday Night

The McHenry County College Board will meet in its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening at 6:30. There will be budget discussions which will revolve around whether the Board should ask for a flat levy next year, which would lower property … 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