Is Government Predicable or Unpredictable?

Saturday’s column by Northwest Herald Editor Dan McCaleb started out praising Woodstock for not raising taxes to pay for something planned but not without financing.

McCaleb lays that off against Prairie Grove Grade School District 46’s defeated and retiring board members having extended the contract of Superintendent Mary Fasbender and given her a raise, despite a probably majority against that position when new members are sworn in.

He also points out McHenry County College Board members’ keeping resigned MCC President Walt Packard on the payroll for $200,000 a year for over a year.

The NW Herald editor reminds readers that neither the college nor the Prairie Grove board members would explain their actions.

Friday afternoon I talked to the attorney for the college and asked for whatever statement had been sent the Herald. That was after asking media person Christina Haggerty for the same thing.

Neither managed to get me anything.

So, despite the bright spot in Woodstock, I would conclude that McCaleb is too optimistic about government.

It is not unpredictable.

It is all too predictable.

Certainly that is the case with McHenry County’s very junior College and Prairie Grove Grade School.

If either can hide information from the public each will do and has consistently done so.

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