District 300 Still Not Being Included in Negotiations, “Hoffman Estates Doesn’t Give a Flip”

This morning McHenry County Blog revealed the details of the Sears bailout bill. Allison Strupeck, District 300’s Spokesperson, reacted with the following: To be very clear, the new legislation that Senators Dan Kotowski (the chief sponsor of the original Senate … Continue reading

Sears TIF Subsidy Extension Bill Goes Nowhere

So the apprehension the Carpentersville-based unit district expressed are assuaged in the short-run. District officials are talking to Sears officials. Whether state lawmakers force local taxpayer to further subsidize Sears won’t re-surface until this fall’s veto session. = = = … Continue reading

Minority-Dominated, Failing Elgin School District U-46 Could Gain $10 Million a Year from SB 2283 , Will Mike Madigan Call It?

Elgin has the second largest Illinois school district. In the 1970’s I used to represent it. Today it has the distinction of having all five of its high schools in failure mode. And because of an overlapping tax district problem … Continue reading