Masthead Changed at Sheriff’s Office

Below you see the masthead of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department web site shortly after Andy Zinke announced his intention to follow in Sheriff Keith Nygren’s footsteps: Here’s what the masthed looks like now that Bill Prim has taken office: … Continue reading

Republican Party Unveils New Web Site

Under the leadership of Sandra Salgado, the McHenry County Republican Party has unveiled its new web site. The front page features the speech that Salgado gave when the Crystal Lake campaign headquarters was opened. The web site is still under … Continue reading

McHenry High School District Finally Puts Teacher Contract on the Internet…Sort Of

Since at least August 13, 2009, school districts have been mandated to post their contracts with teachers online. So, you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that McHenry High School District 156’s teacher contract was not posted. That’s been … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Web Site Evaluated

Besides looking at lobbying expenses, Sunshine Review also examines governmental web sites. McHenry County’s is praised for having Annual fiscal reports are available online. 2008 Budget is online. Building and zoning permit information is available. Board meeting minutes and agendas … Continue reading

Huntley School District Transparency – Through a Glass Darkly

I have cited Huntley School District 158 as a model of transparency. I did so most recently for all to see at a Crystal Lake City Council meeting when I was perturbed that I could not find the council packet … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Web Site Missing Board Packet

When you go to a meeting of elected officials, wouldn’t you like to know what they are looking at as they sometimes seem to use shorthand while discussing the public’s business? It costs some money, not to mention the effort … Continue reading