Will Paul Serswatka Be the Second Governmental Leader to Leave McHenry County?

With two  U-Haul trucks having left Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka’s home late last week, it certainly looks as if he is leaving Illinois. If so, he would be the second head of a local government to pull up stakes. … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Bills Coming Monday

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. Since they didn’t come Saturday, I’m guessing they will arrive in most mailboxes Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories … Continue reading

Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … Continue reading

Linda Liddell New McHenry County College Board President

Long-time McHenry County College Board Trustee Linda Liddell was selected on a 6-1 vote to replace Chris Jenner as President of the Board. She replaced Vice-Chairman and Interim Chairman Diane Evertsen, who received the one vote, from Karen Tirio. MCC … Continue reading

Five Being Interviewed to Replace MCC Board Member Chris Jenner

Former McHenry County College Board President Chris Jenner is in Florida where the temperature was 56 degrees, not ideal Florida weather, but 40-50 degrees warmer than Crystal Lake during the day. Tonight the remaining six members of the College Board … Continue reading

McHenry County College Board Saves Taxpayers Over $20 Million by Having Flat Tax Levy for Five Years Running

A press release from McHenry County College: McHenry County College Board Approves Flat Tax Levy for Fifth Consecutive Year [Oct. 4, 2017.Crystal Lake, IL] At their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 28, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees … Continue reading

MCC Board Agrees to 2.9% Raises for Non-Teaching Staff

A press release from McHenry County College: McHenry County College Board of Trustees Approves New Staff Council Contract [Oct. 4, 2017.Crystal Lake, IL] The McHenry County College Staff Council (MCCSC) and the McHenry County College (MCC) Board of Trustees reached … Continue reading

Harvard High School Targeted with $1.25 Million for Upward Bound Program, MCC to Administer

The Federal government has decided to provide McHenry County College a five-year grant amounting to $1,250,000 to Here is the information being provided to the McHenry County Board for next Thursday night’s meeting: On May 30, McHenry County College received … Continue reading

MCC Considering Resolution Asking Legislators to Repeal Prevailing Wage

I’m willing to bet that the McHenry County College Board room will be packed with the hall crowded for the consideration of a resolution to “urge the Illinois State elected officials representing the McHenry County College attendance area to create … Continue reading