“Tis But a Scratch”

Can’t you just hear minor league baseball stadium promoter Pete Heitman saying that? Heitman is on a search for his Holy Grail—a minor league baseball stadium that he and his mysterious investors won’t have to pay for. This Black Knight … Continue reading

“Tis But a Scratch”

Can’t you just hear minor league baseball stadium promoter Pete Heitman saying that? Heitman is on a search for his Holy Grail—a minor league baseball stadium that he and his mysterious investors won’t have to pay for. This Black Knight … Continue reading

Bloomington-Normal Junior College Minor League Baseball Stadium Go or No Decision Expected Tuesday

Heartland Community College President Jon Astrorth does his MCC President Walt Packard imitation at next Tuesday night’s board meeting, according to the Bloomington Pantograph. That’s the day when the board is predicted to decide whether to move forward with a … Continue reading

Bloomington-Normal Junior College Minor League Baseball Stadium Go or No Decision Expected Tuesday

Heartland Community College President Jon Astrorth does his MCC President Walt Packard imitation at next Tuesday night’s board meeting, according to the Bloomington Pantograph. That’s the day when the board is predicted to decide whether to move forward with a … Continue reading

Bloomington Community College Moves Forward on Baseball Stadium

Mike Thiessen is the deal maker for Heartland Community College’s minor league baseball stadium in Normal, Illinois. This started out as a “we investors will pay for the stadium” deal, but you can imagine what is happening with public money … Continue reading

Bloomington Community College Moves Forward on Baseball Stadium

Mike Thiessen is the deal maker for Heartland Community College’s minor league baseball stadium in Normal, Illinois. This started out as a “we investors will pay for the stadium” deal, but you can imagine what is happening with public money … Continue reading

Baseball Stadium Naming Rights

I know that MCC President Walt Packard announced the baseball stadium proposal is dead, but I still want to critique Economics Research Associates’ second analysis on Mark Houser’s and Pete Heitman’s McHenry County College baseball stadium proposal covers naming rights … Continue reading

Baseball Stadium Naming Rights

I know that MCC President Walt Packard announced the baseball stadium proposal is dead, but I still want to critique Economics Research Associates’ second analysis on Mark Houser’s and Pete Heitman’s McHenry County College baseball stadium proposal covers naming rights … Continue reading

MCC President Walt Packard Sings Death Knell for Baseball Stadium

For the second meeting in less than a month, I left the room whistling, “Ding, dong the witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch…” And, this time I even came up with appropriate words before I got home … Continue reading

MCC President Walt Packard Sings Death Knell for Baseball Stadium

For the second meeting in less than a month, I left the room whistling, “Ding, dong the witch is dead. Which old witch? The wicked witch…” And, this time I even came up with appropriate words before I got home … Continue reading

Part 2 of “If I Supported a Baseball Stadium…”

Yesterday, I started a three-part article about what MCC might do to regain public trust in order to get support for the baseball stadium that four of its board members (George Lowe, Barbara Walters, Mary Miller and Carol Larson) desire … Continue reading

Part 2 of “If I Supported a Baseball Stadium…”

Yesterday, I started a three-part article about what MCC might do to regain public trust in order to get support for the baseball stadium that four of its board members (George Lowe, Barbara Walters, Mary Miller and Carol Larson) desire … Continue reading

Packard’s Plan to Build the Baseball Stadium Grinds Forward

Doing some filing this past weekend, I found McHenry County College President Walt Packard’s October 25, 2007 “Information Report” entitled, “Next Stepswith Health, Wellness, Athletic Complex (HWAC)and Land Purchase” He offered four options, the first and third of which seems … Continue reading

Packard’s Plan to Build the Baseball Stadium Grinds Forward

Doing some filing this past weekend, I found McHenry County College President Walt Packard’s October 25, 2007 “Information Report” entitled, “Next Stepswith Health, Wellness, Athletic Complex (HWAC)and Land Purchase” He offered four options, the first and third of which seems … Continue reading

MCC’s Version of Fantasy Baseball

Economics Research Associates staffers Richard Starr and David Stone sent a February 26, 2008, introductory letter to McHenry County College President Walt Packard. It asserts they will expound on the “reasonableness and achievability” in something they allege is a 3rd … Continue reading

MCC’s Version of Fantasy Baseball

Economics Research Associates staffers Richard Starr and David Stone sent a February 26, 2008, introductory letter to McHenry County College President Walt Packard. It asserts they will expound on the “reasonableness and achievability” in something they allege is a 3rd … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Criticizes Junior College Board Free Speech Restrictions – 1

When I had my computer replaced, the beginnings of a story on the Northwest Herald’s cautioning of the McHenry County College Board restrictions on the First Amendment got forgotten. You may remember that MCC Board President George Lowe got quite … Continue reading