Echoes of Grooming at Crystal Lake’s North (Now Bernotas) Middle School

A recently-passed bill brought to mind the infamous Bernotas Middle School teacher William Saturday.

Block Club Chicago reports,

Grooming in Illinois law is defined as luring a child into unlawful sex using the internet. HB1975 would update the definition to include in-person interactions and written communication, said Faith Colson, the bill’s namesake. Colson was sexually abused by a teacher about 20 years ago while in high school in Schaumburg.

Here’s an article that outlines what gym teacher William Saturday, a.k.a., Mr. Hands, did in Crystal Lake:

McHenry County Board Candidates Answer Seven Questions – Return of Title X

Posted on  by Cal Skinner

World Magazine wrote a August 23, 1997, cover story about the Title X fight that started at the McHenry County Board.

Instead of finding a quote from each of the nine District 1,2 and 3 candidates for McHenry County Board who were featured in the McHenry County League of Women Voters Forum, let’s take a look at their answers to one question.

World Magazine August 23, 1997, Title X cover.

Some background first.

William Saturday, a North (now Bernotas) Middle School gym teacher got enamored with one of his female students.

(When I asked a niece about the same age, but from another middle school about Saturday, she replied, “Oh, you mean Mr. Hands.”)

The night she graduated from middle school, they had sexual intercourse.

Saturday got tired of using condoms and drove her to Woodstock’s McHenry County Health Department on a Saturday for a shot of Depo-Provera, a three-month ovulation suppressant.

Then Saturday decided to get married.

The jilted high schooler went to the Crystal Lake Police, who wired her.

She contacted her lover and got him to admit the affair.

He went to jail for a felony.

An uproar came from the public when parents learned that their minor children could get birth control medication and condoms without their permission.

The battle which ensured pitted Pro-Lifers against Pro-Choicers.

Considering the League approved all of the questions asked at the County Board forums and a question about Title X’s return has been previously asked to all Board candiates, I have to assume that its predecessor organizations (before being merged into one County League) were on the losing side of the County Board fight to stop taking Title X money from the Federal government.

The resolution of the fight in the 1990’s was one worthy of Solomon, in my opinion.

The Board dumped the $40,000 Federal program because the bureaucrats who wrote the rules in the early 1970’s included a provision that there could be no discrimination on the basis of age.

That meant services from any money accepted had to be offered to girls and boys, no matter how young.

So the County Board kicked out Title X…

But (and here’s Solomon part) substituted county money to provide the services covered by Title X with the exception of contraceptive services to minors…unless a youngster had parental permission.

McHenry County, by the way, is the only county in the country that has deep-sixed Title X.

The issue even made it to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

You can read a comprehensive cover story from World Magazine here.

As far back as 2010, the radical Pro-Abortion group Personal PAC asked the following question to candidates:

Will you SUPPORT the availability and accessibility of family planning services for everyone in Illinois regardless of age?

That question was added because of the action by the McHenry County Board.

I asked the question to Jack Franks at his Woodstock County Board Chairman Town Hall Meeting and he refused to answer it.

The League asked about applying to Title X Federal money again Tuesday night.

From the answers, one can figure out that a lot of the candidates had no clue about the 1997-98 controversy.

Suzanne Ness

First was District Two Democrat Suzanne Ness.

She pointed out that Title X was “money that we as a County don’t take.

“I don’t understand why we leave that money on the table.

“I am in favor [of taking Title X grant money].

Carolyn Schofield

Next was District 2 candidate Carolyn Schofield.

It was “before my time’ [on the County Board],” she said.

She was certain that such a consideration was “something would stir up a lot of tension.”

Josh Howell

The third District 3 candidate, Josh Howell said there “were a number of strings that Board members at the time were not willing to [accept].

He indicated he was not in favor of changing current policy.

Lori Parrish

District 3’s Lori Parrish said, “I need to learn a whole lot more about that.

“When an entity receives Federal funding there are a number of stings attached,” the former District 47 grant writer continued.

Kelli Wegener

Kelli Wegener, also from District 3, agreed with Parrish, said

“It’s a very controversial subject.

“There are many ties.

“All need to be educated about it.”

Joe Gottemoller

Joe Gottemoller of District 3 was the only candidate who knew the history of the controversy.

“Do you remember the 14-year old girl brought to the County for birth control?” he asked.

The issue was about whether a child could come in without the parents being told.

He said he didn’t thing that parents should be excluded.

Christopher Spoerl

District 1’s Chris Spoerl  said, “as a CPA, [I know that] not only strings are attached, [but that a government has] to worry about replacement [of income currently spent on the function].  He pointed out that shifting current money was usually not allowed.

He admitted to not being “up on Title X.”

He said he would approach the issues “from a cost-benefit” point of view.

“Normally, I’d take it,” he added.

Michael Vijuk

District 1 Democratic Party candidate Michael Vijuk was in favor of taking the money.

“I’m in favor of Title X.”

He added, that the County “would have to abide with the strings.”

Robert Nowak

The final respondent, Robert Nowak, is also from District 1.

“I’m a little unsure of this,” he said.

“I’m a little concerned about being attached to young children twelve years old and not notifying the parents.”


Echoes of Grooming at Crystal Lake’s North (Now Bernotas) Middle School — 10 Comments

  1. “William Saturday, a.k.a., Mr. Hands”

    Everybody Google “Mr. Hands” and report your findings here.

  2. Congrats on that Suzanne Ness Vote all.

    I’m guessing you also like car wrecks, where your than taken to a remote cabin and strapped to a bed by Kathy Bates.

  3. pedophiles reign supreme.

    Look at the fake president and his sickoid hair sniffing fetish.

    An Mossad operative, Epstein, was funded by the Israeli govt to videotape compromising sexual antics of MANY AMERICAN and foreign politicians and celebs.

    How many times did Gates fly to Epstein’s Lolita Island?

    Ask Prince Andrew.

    Underaged boys were supplied too, James Thompson, the queer IL Gov. miraculously appointed Co chair of the 911 national investigative commission, had some.

    These sleazy jews do this constantly and are still doing it?

    How about this case?:

    There a thousands of others.

    Don’t kid yourself!

    Ask Billy about Lewinsky?

    Ask Petraeus about his Mossad paramour Broadwell!

  4. Your application to the Yad Vashem Institute appears to have some omissions and is incomplete.

    Please resubmit.

  5. Speaking of molesting women, the doofus in the whitehouse now had on numerous occasions in the past came close to officially molesting women. Such as giving surprise kisses on the cheek of various women and smelling their hair at various events and occasions.

    There was the famous incident, of course not shown much on the mostly left wing Pravda tv news media, of Biden getting behind a Nevada Democrat woman candidate and smelling her hair. She later said she was mortified in that she had not washed her hair that day. There are numerous videos available of Biden giving unwanted kisses on the cheek of various women and also hugging women and putting his hands around their waists including a very young woman.

    Then there was the accusation by a top Biden Senate aide, Tara, who said that Biden raped her. Again the mostly left wing Democrat media remained silent on that. Where were and are women’s rights groups on that issue?} Why not hearings, investigations about Tara’s claim of rape? Where were advocates for listening to women about rape, such as Hillary Rodman Clinton, who have proclaimed that every woman should be heard? Do they have an exclusionary clause that says that Democrat men must not be investigated?

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