Up, Up and Away, But Not in a Beautiful Balloon

An earlier story mentioned that legal fees were part of the reason contractual expenses were up this fiscal year.

McHenry County College President Walt Packard gets more specific in another report.

He says, the legal expenses line item may be overspent $40,000 without supplemental spending authority.

That’s even though $60,000 in additional spending authority was approved by the MCC College board at the end of March.

Blamed are employee contract negotiations, purchase of the adjoining 67 acre Gilger property and those pesky citizen and media Freedom of Information requests.

And the Open Meetings violation suit filed by McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi.

You know. It’s cheaper when you follow the law.

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