Why Did District 4 Count Board Candidate Steve Bellmore Give an Incomplete Answer to the NWH about Previous Elected Offices Held?

When Steve Bellmore, the candidate selected to knock Jack Franks critique Chuck Wheeler off the County Board, filled out his questionnaire for the Northwest Herald, he gave an incomplete answer to the following question: Elected office held: Bellmore’s reply was … Continue reading

McHenry High School Teacher Negotiations after Board Meeting

After at least an hour and a half of public comment and fifteen minutes of power point information from the school board’s side, the McHenry High School Board and its teacher union went back into negotiations behind closed doors. According … Continue reading

CL & McHenry High School Board Candidate’ Petitions Challenged.

Thanks to another new element on McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s web site, one can find the names of school board candidates who have had their petitions challenged. There are three high school candidates in addition to the three Harrison … Continue reading

Those Interested Enough in Running for School Board to Pick Up Petitions

Petitions for school boards are being handed out by the McHenry County Clerk’s Office this year. Those getting them have an opportunity to sign their names and put other information on a legal pad. You see the results from earlier … Continue reading

No McHenry High School Candidate Favors Consolidation Grade Schools with High School District

There were two questions about consolidation of high school and grade school districts at the McHenry High School Board candidates night sponsored by the McHenry County League of Women Voters Wednesday night. Beth Taylor’s reply to the first question, which … Continue reading

How McHenry High School Board Candidates Line Up on the Referendum

The McHenry County League of Women Voters held a candidates’ night for the McHenry High School Board Wednesday night at McHenry East High School. There was too much covered to spell it all out, but the most important question was … Continue reading

Two McHenry High School Board Candidates Address Wonder Lake Voters

McHenry Citizens Tax Watch, a new group springing out of Wonder Lake founded by Bob Anderson and David Yang, held a meeting Sunday afternoon at Christ the King Catholic Church. It was a bifurcated one featuring National Taxpayers United of … Continue reading

Anti-Referendum McHenry High School Board Candidates Make Self Known

Three candidates have banded together to advance their candidacies for the McHenry County School Board. McHenry County Blog obtained a copy of the “Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility” pamphlet, plus a card that is being passed around. Although it is not … Continue reading

McHenry High School District Finally Puts Teacher Contract on the Internet…Sort Of

Since at least August 13, 2009, school districts have been mandated to post their contracts with teachers online. So, you can imagine my surprise when I discovered that McHenry High School District 156’s teacher contract was not posted. That’s been … Continue reading

Candidates Withdraw from Local Races

There were not many contested races in the April 5, 2011, election to start with, but there are fewer now. In the Village of Barrington Hills, Trustee candidate Dawn Davis has withdrawn. Blake Hobson, appointed to fill a vacancy, is … Continue reading