Can MCC Foundation Use Donations to Urge Voters to Vote for Referendums?

It has been most frustrating to have to fight McHenry County Conservation District referendums. As I have mentioned previously (see Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum), the frustration comes from having to fight money that should … Continue reading

Governor Pat Quinn’s Arguments against House Gambling Extension Bill

The following handout from Governor Pat Quinn’s legislative lobbying operation has been distributed by the Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems. OPPOSE HB 996 (Proposed Charitable Games Act Amendments) Would undermine the original intent of the Charitable Games … Continue reading

Anti-Poverty Support Index vs. Put Your Own Money Where Your Mouth Is Index

A group called the Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law has developed what it calls a “scorecard” on support of government programs to fight poverty. I found out by reading Diane Novak’s article, “Congress’ strong polarization clear in poverty … Continue reading

Attorney General’s Office “Reaching Out” to Soar to Higher Heights Foundation Officially Formed

The Soar to Higher Heights Foundation is being contacted by the Charitable Trusts Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, according to press officer Robyn Ziegler. McHenry County Blog checked last week as to whether the foundation had registered with … Continue reading

Ancel Glink Bills Grafton Township $36,432 for March

The Township Trustees’ law firm, Ancel Glink, has sent a bill for over $36,000 for the month of March. That doesn’t count the time spent preparing all the resolutions that weren’t voted upon at the Annual Town Meeting and the … Continue reading