Former CLCHS Football Coach Matt Fralick of LITH Arrested by the McHenry Police Department for Grooming – Update

District 155 has issued the following statement about PE and health teacher Matt Fralick’s arrest by the McHenry Police Department:

District 155 was notified that a Crystal Lake Central faculty member, Matt Fralick, was arrested by the McHenry Police Department.

At this time, the arrest centers on alleged conduct outside of school and does not involve District 155 students or staff members.

We have no reason to suspect that any student or staff member in the district has been in any danger at any time.

He has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

We continue to cooperate fully with the McHenry Police Department.

As with any personnel matter, the district’s investigation will be handled confidentially.

Please refer to the McHenry Police Department for further information.

It turns out that the man arrested for grooming was a former football coach at Crystal Lake Central High School.School.  He resigned last November after coaching for five years.

He is listed as a physical education and health teacher on the District 155 web site.

A press release from the McHenry Police Department:


John Birk, Chief of Police of the McHenry Police Department, announced today the arrest of an adult male in connection with a criminal investigation involving a sex crime.

Matt Fralick

MATT R. FRALICK, (DOB: 07/23/1970) age 48, of 1330 Cunat Court, Apt. 1C, Lake in the Hills, Illinois, was arrested at the McHenry Police Department on February 1st, 2019 without incident.

The arrest was the result of an investigation into an allegation that on or about April 15th, 2018, Fralick used an online service to attempt to have a juvenile under the age of 17 perform a sexual act.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Detectives interviewed the victim, corroborating witnesses and collected evidence.

On February 1st, 2019, after a review of all evidence and statements collected thus far, a felony charge for Grooming was approved by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and a Warrant of Arrest was issued.

Fralick turned himself in at the McHenry Police Department, was processed through the booking procedure, posted the required bond and released pending his court appearance date of February 15th, 2019 at 9:00 AM.

Matthew R. Fralick was charged with

  • 1 Count of GROOMING (Class 4 Felony)

Because the incident was reported as having occurred within the city of McHenry, this investigation was conducted by the McHenry Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing, therefore the police department cannot release any additional information at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division of the McHenry Police Department at 815-363-2599.

Those wishing to pass along anonymous information are encouraged to call the McHenry Police Tip Line at 815-363-2124. All calls made to the tip line are anonymous as Caller ID is not used.


Former CLCHS Football Coach Matt Fralick of LITH Arrested by the McHenry Police Department for Grooming – Update — 6 Comments

  1. According to the NWH:

    Fralick was making $102,026 in base salary with $4,807 in retirement enhancements and $15,350 in other benefits with the district, according to the district’s salary and benefits report, dated Aug. 22.

    (What does retirement enhancements mean?)

  2. The guy was an ass to begin with.

    Didn’t know how to coach football worth a shit.

    Karma is a bitch I hope he goes away for a long time!

  3. 2017 was Mr. Fralick’s 16th year teaching.

    Recent pay history (includes stipends) per Open the Books:

    2017 – $113,553

    2016 – $114,790

    2015 – $112,716

    Previous pay history (does not include stipends) per the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Teacher Service Record (TSR):

    2012 – $100,824

    2011 – $097,951

    2010 – $090,871

    2009 – $087,213

    2008 – $079,170

    2007 – $073,136

    2006 – $068,301

    2005 – $061,533

    2004 – $055,026

    2003 – $048,880

    2002 – $040,670


    If convicted, will he keep his pension?

    If it’s less than a felony conviction, apparently yes.

    If it’s a felony conviction, apparently maybe.

    The following is from the Illinois pension code.

    Illinois Compiled Statues (ILCS)
    Chapter 40 (Pensions)
    Article 16 (TRS)
    Section 199 (Felony Conviction)
    40 ILCS 5/16-199

    “None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with his or her service as a teacher.”

    So, if a felony conviction is not deemed as “relating to or arising out of or in connection with his or her service as a teacher” then it seems the educator would keep their pension.

  4. First Pervert Provanzano and now this guy.
    Great work by the McHenry Police, again.

    Expose these bums and send them on their way.

  5. Here’s pay for the missing 2013 & 2014 years from Open the Books.

    2014 – $103,639

    2013 – $103,877


    Open the Books obtains the records from the TRS pension fund.


    How much have your property taxes increased from 2002 – 2017?

    His pay increased 179%

    Significantly faster than inflation.

    2002 was his first year teaching in the district and state.

    The increase from 2003 to 2004 was due to obtaining a Masters degree (the Masters bump).

    What’s unknown is what stipends are included in the pay.

    Stipends are pay for extra duties such as coaching.

    The stipend compensation rate for each duty is included in the collective bargaining agreement, which is required by law to be on the school district website.

    Some districts don’t include the stipend chart and all the appendixes, addendums, memorandums of understanding, memorandums of agreement, letters of agreement, letters of understanding, appendixes, re-openers, etc. with the agreement that is included on the website.

    In such cases, submitting a FOIA request to the FOIA officer at the school district with such language is a way to obtain the complete up to date collective bargaining agreement in its entirety.

    The General Assembly should pass a bill with that language so the public gets the entire up to date agreement in all cases.


    And the General Assembly should pass a bill requiring the collective bargaining agreement change document (aka redline agreement) also be posted.

    The change document indicates the changes from the previous to current agreement.

    A common method of indicating changes in a cba is:

    – red ink for all changes

    – underline text for additions

    – stricken text for deletions.


    These are inexpensive common sense transparency measures that are easy to implement that will better help taxpayers understand public sector union compensation.


    No need to pick on unions.

    Require the same for administrator contracts.

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