CL South High School Bleacher Bill Giving Municipalities Zoning Power over Schools Signed

A press release from State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon: Legislation based on Crystal Lake South bleacher controversy signed into law by Governor Rauner  Springfield, IL… Legislation filed in response to the costly bleacher battle between the … Continue reading

Scott Vetter’s Comments to District 155 High School Board

Comments as read by Scott C. Vetter to the D155 Board of Education on May 17th, 2016: After serving in the United States Navy, I decided to transfer my newly acquired leadership skills to the manufacturing world. I am, today, considered, … Continue reading

District 155 To Demolish Bleachers

Here is the state from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner on the loss in the suit challenging their right to build the South High School bleachers: Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Crystal Lake South … Continue reading

D155 Loses Bleacher Case in Illinois Supreme Court

The Crystal Lake High School District lost its South High School bleacher case in the Illinois Supreme Court today. The state’s highest court upheld the decision of McHenry County Circuit Court Judge Michael Chmiel. Here is the conclusion of the … Continue reading

Recording of Illinois Supreme Court Bleacher Hearing Available

Yesterday the fight over zoning between the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher neighbors & City of Crystal Lake and the Crystal Lake Lake High School District 155 went before the Illinois State Supreme Court. The arguments were undoubtedly repetitious. … Continue reading

Supreme Court to Referee Fight between Municipalities and Schools

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Crystal Lake South Bleacher Case by Jeff Puma The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case involving the Crystal Lake South High … Continue reading

Chmiel: Tear Those Bleachers Down

Judge Michael Chmiel’s message today to the Crystal Lake High School District was reminiscent of President Ronald Reagan’s call for Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” Judge Chmiel ordered the bleachers to be torn down on December 1st after the … Continue reading

Bianchi, Shepley React to 155’s Bleacher Appeal

One of the owners of a home backing up the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers, Lou Bianchi, and Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley commented upon District 155’s appeal of the Appellate Court’s decision that city government had the ability … Continue reading

School Board Bleacher Letter to District 155 Parents

The following letter was sent via email to Crystal Lake High School District 155 parents on Monday: Today, the Community High School District 155 board of education asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review the recent appellate court decision that … Continue reading

District 155 Off to Supreme Court on Bleacher Issue

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 Board Of Education Seeks Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Crystal Lake South Bleachers Law Firm to Provide Services at No-Cost to District Due to Significant Adverse Impact to … Continue reading