Huntley School Board Candidate Lesli Melendy Complains of McHenry County Clerk’s Office Having Misspelled Her Name, State Sen. Karen McConnaughay’s Chief of Staff

Lesli Melendy, running for Huntley School District 158 Board, complained in a letter to the Northwest Herald that McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan spelled her name wrong on the handout about candidates. “I have serious concerns about the McHenry County … Continue reading

Tryon Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Mike Tryon: New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year SB 2047. Some elements of the package appropriated money so that it could be legally used … Continue reading

Tryon Points to Potential Loss in State Aid to Education

A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon: ¬†Representative Mike Tryon Asks Residents to File Official Objections to SB16 through www.ilga.gov<http://www.ilga.gov/> Web Site CRYSTAL LAKE‚Ķ.. State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake), concerned about a committee hearing [on Novmber 18th] that … Continue reading

Tryon Warns of Massive State Aid to Education Cuts

A message from State Rep. Mike Tryon: A controversial and dangerous bill has cleared the Illinois Senate and was delivered to the House of Representatives this morning. Senate Bill 16 seeks to fundamentally change the school funding formula for Illinois … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

District 155 Email to Parents Says Teachers Offers 5% over Three Years, But Asks Teachers to Pay More of Pension Cost

An email to parents of District 155 students: Dear Parents: Today, the District 155 board of education submitted its final offer to the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) for public display on its website. As I am sure you … Continue reading

Chesak Kindergarteners through Second Graders Form Flashmob to Honor Retiring Principal

Chuck Lamb has been Principal at Ch Cesak Elementary School (Kindergarten thru 2nd grade) for seven years.   On Tuesday, his students turned into a flashmob to send him off with a memory it is unlikely anyone will forget. The … Continue reading