Mike Smith Elected MCC Board President

Recently elected McHenry County Trustee Mike Smith of Lakewood was elected President of the College Board by a 4-3 vote. He replaced his April running mate Ron Parrish, who sought re-election to the Board Presidency, being nominated by newly-sworn in … Continue reading

MCC Secrecy on 10,000 Person Data Breach Costs $5,700

Ever since early last August, when student Melissa Denker sent¬† me a copy of the letter she received from McHenry County College regarding the compromising of her personal identifiers by college consultant Ellucian, I searched for the number of students … Continue reading

Who Wanted to Be the Mental Health Board’s Lawyer and What Would Their Charges Have Been

Nine law firms applied to provide legal services for the 708 Mental Health Board. Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle was the one selected. It charges $175 per hour and bills in quarters of an hour. The proposal says the firm … Continue reading

Teacher Union Election Campaign Continues at Prairie Grove Grade School District Meeting – Part 1

It started with the 22-month long contract negotiations between the Prairie Grove Elementary School Board and the Illinois Education Association affiliate called the Prairie Grove Teachers Association. Word is that there were harsh words during the negotiations until at the … Continue reading

McHenry County College Explains Why Health & Fitness Club Study Is Top Secret, Hush, Hush

Woodstock attorney Jane Collins wondered what backed up the power point presentation (see Part 1 and Part 2) given to the McHenry County College Board about the proposed Health & Fitness Club, plus almost doubling the size of the classroom … Continue reading

McHenry County College Continues Stalling Tactics in Attempt to Keep Ex-President Walt Packard’s Performance Evaluations Secret

The title of this article could have been “Blogger Sued,“ but there’s enough drama without bringing that up. Or the headline could have been “MCC Sues MCC Founder.” I even have a ribbon from the dedication of the current campus … Continue reading

Attorney General Rules McHenry County College May Reveal Walt Packard Percformance Evaluation

The stalling tactics of McHenry County College didn’t work. You may remember that I filed a Freedom of Information request for the performance evaluations of ex-President Walt Packard. You remember him. The one sent packing Feb. 26, 2009 with no … Continue reading

MCC Attorney Joe Perkowski Signals Board Back Flip On Walt Packard Contract

This gymnast’s trampoline back flip you see from my son’s 11th birthday party is nothing compared to the one that the McHenry County College Board Freedom of Information attorney signaled this morning. MCC attorney Joseph Perkowski of the Chicago firm … Continue reading