Schermerhorn Reveals School Building Savings Possibilities

In her letter to McHenry County Board Finance and Audit Committee members last week, there were suggestions of how local taxpayers might save money in meeting the housing needs of students. School expansion. Alden-Hebron Unit District Does Alden-Hebron really need … Continue reading

“I’m Your Boss” Jack Franks Swears at Employee of Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhornr

Here are the notes of McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools employee Edgar Pereda, who is Director of Evergreen School, of a phone conversation with County Board Chairman Jack Franks: Around 2 pm a representative from Mr. Franks office called and asked … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Emails to State’s Attorney & County Board Members

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is in a fight with some on the County Board, including Chairman Jack Franks, over her budget. Last week, she asked McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally for an opinion in the … Continue reading

Jack Franks Criticized for Loss of Temper

From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster: Here We Go Again… Drunk With Power and Self Importance! For all intents and purposes… it appears we are once again, forced to witness the “county emperor’s” irrational impulses as he stomps … Continue reading

Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn Protests Jack Franks’ Flying Off the Handle to & Threatening Safe School Principal

Read the following September 28, 2018, 1:58 PM email from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn to McHenry County Board members and tell me that McHenry County Board member Jack Franks doesn’t have an anger control problem: Happy Friday County … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Miffed at Jack Franks’ Arbitrary Refusal to Put Student Safety Measure on County Board Agenda

McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn is not a happy camper at McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ refusal to put a contract to hire a fingerprinting vendor contract on the Board agenda even though the Public Health … Continue reading

Two More Candidates for McHenry County Office

Toward the end of the filing period, two more people filed for McHenry County Office. Incumbent Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn presented petitions for re-election. She is a Republican and, unless Democrats decide to slate a candidate, Schermerhorn will … Continue reading

Regional Superintendents of School Candidates Have No Opponents

The election is over and Regional Superintendents of Schools in Boone, Kane, Lake and McHenry Counties can go to bed. No reason to stay up late because none of them have opponents on the ballot. … Continue reading

Red Ribbon Week Fights Drug Use

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney: McHenry County State’s Attorney Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces the joint celebration of Red Ribbon Week with local schools. Red Ribbon Week commemorates … Continue reading

Five Politicians Parade in Marengo

Partisan politicians were few and far between community organizations and commercial entries in Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade Sunday. Not counting the Mayor of Marengo, Don Lockhart, and Union Village President Robert Wagner, there were only five politicians in the town’s … Continue reading

District 155 Off to Supreme Court on Bleacher Issue

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 Board Of Education Seeks Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Crystal Lake South Bleachers Law Firm to Provide Services at No-Cost to District Due to Significant Adverse Impact to … Continue reading

MCC Trustee Applicants Being Interviewed Revealed

Tonight’s the night when the six McHenry County College Trustees are interviewing applicants for the board vacancy created when Tom Wilbeck, elected a bit over two years ago, resigned due to moving a little bit out of the district. The … Continue reading

Twelve Seek Metra Board Appointment

The following seek to succeed former State Senator Jack Schaffer on the Metra Board. It’s a paying position–$15,000 per year–but not exempt from political heat. Dennis Adams, McHenry, former McHenry County College Board member, McHenry alderman and candidate for Mayor, … Continue reading

Leslie Schermerhorn Running for Full Term as Regional Supt. of Schools

A press release from Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn: Leslie Schermerhorn Announces Candidacy for Re-election as McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn, current McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools, will be filing to be on the primary … Continue reading

County Gets Federal $625,000 Teen Drug Education Grant

A press release from McHenry County: Office of National Drug Control Policy Awards $125,000 to McHenry County SAC The McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition (SAC), in collaboration with the McHenry County Regional Office of Education, has been awarded a 5 … Continue reading

Politicians In (and Not In) the Marengo Parade

Marengo’s Settlers Days Parade is one of the best in McHenry County. As you would expect, my eyes were searching for political aspects. Mayor Don Lockhart was riding in one of the first cars after that of Parade Marshall Richard … Continue reading

County Supt. of Schools Urges Woodstock Police Monitoring to Protect Children

This comment from Regional Superintendent of Schools Leslie Schermerhorn appeared under the story about the stabbing in Woodstock: This incident occurred near three Woodstock schools. My guess is the stabbing was drug related. Children walk by this area every day, … Continue reading

Three Governmental Entities Now Involved in District 155 Bleacher Controversy

Wednesday morning was the time set for consideration of a Temporary Restraining Order on District 155’s football field brought by Amberwood Drive property owners, including Jean and McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.  Bianchi is not suing in his official … Continue reading