Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Buys Retirement Watch in Nunda Township

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Retirement watch not a public purpose – BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 22, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – How can tax money be spent by public officials?  It starts with … Continue reading

$500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller/Party BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 20, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Taxpayers of Algonquin, the party was on your dime and paid … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Assessor Bob Kunz Retiring

Bob Kunz, Algonquin Township’s Assessor since 1973, tolk his staff today that he was not running for re-election next spring. Kunz was Forrest B. Hare’s Chief Deputy when Hare retired in the middle of his second term. The Township Board, … Continue reading

Republican Leader Pushes “Retirement Tax”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting the following: [Republican Senate Leader Christine] Radogno said lawmakers likely will consider hiking the state income tax or taxing retirement income, rather than increasing the state sales tax or instituting a tax on services. Meanwhile the … Continue reading

$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC President Scheduled for Post-Retirement Stipend

Next Thursday’s McHenry County College Board meeting will consider giving outgoing President Vicky Smith a “post-retirement stipend.” It is nowhere near as large as the Golden Parachute that ex-President Walt Packard was granted, but it did surprise me. Here’s what … Continue reading

Prairie Grove School District Board Meeting Merits Visit from Regional Superintendent of Education, Huge Going Away Presents Approved for Retiring Teachers

Although I was encouraged to attend the Prairie Grove School Board meeting last night, I decided to go to the McHenry County College Board meeting instead. Someone in attendance shared this description of what went on: You should have been … Continue reading

Paying for Retirement – Teachers and Other Folk

There is a gentleman named Mike Laird who often comments on teacher pension issues. He got me thinking about compensation. His basic argument is that when the majority of teachers in Illinois pay nothing or under 2% of the 9.4% … Continue reading