A Columbus Day obituary announced the death of former Huntley School Board member Larry Snow. He died October 4 in his home. A resident of Lake in the Hills, Snow entered the public consciousness when he discovered that the Huntley … Continue reading
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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady traveled up the Fox River Valley to talk to McHenry County Republicans Wednesday night. The event was held at the Prairie Isle Golf Club in Prairie Grove. A good number of countywide elected officials … Continue reading
“While Democrats say Teachers ‘Have Kept Their Part of the Deal?’“ is the title of an April 5, 2011, article by former Huntley School District 158 Board member Larry Snow. (The quote was in the Chicago Tribune Marcy 31, 2011. … Continue reading
These comments by Huntley School District Superintendent John Burkey in the First Electric Newspaper stirred my memory: “Last year I was amazed that we avoided it,” said Supt. John Burkey. “This year it just caught up with us.” He slammed … Continue reading
In his Champion News.net column today former Huntley School Board member Larry Snow throws a spotlight on how public pensions can have million dollar payouts. “It takes little math skills to figure out it takes more than a million … Continue reading
Former Huntley School Board member Larry Snow has done a prodigious amount of research about school districts where teachers pay nothing for their pensions. Those employed in the private sector pay into Social Security. But they also pay the entire … Continue reading
That’s pretty much the question that former Huntley School Board member Larry Snow asks in a a column posted on The Champion today. “…in Illinois teachers are informing parents how their children are passing in reading when they can read … Continue reading
Do You Get “a Post-Retirement Lump Sum Payment of $20,000?” How about a “Service Recognition Benefit” of $39,600?
Is that in your employer’s retirement package? Or do you get a cake at the office and your friends get a little time to wish you well, plus whatever is in your 40l(k)? The “post-retirement lump sum payment of $20,000” … Continue reading
Larry Snow is a numbers guy. He has looked at the administrative costs of Obamacare and figured out that it amounts to $1,000 per household. $115 billion in administrative costs. 115 million families in the USA. The division is pretty … Continue reading
I don’t cover national politics much unless it drills down to McHenry County. Now we have a local connection in columnist Larry Snow, who opines today on The Champion about how to pull the country out of the recession. How … Continue reading
Many public officials are in denial about how their own actions and non-cooperation add to the public’s mistrust of government and even disgust of government. Public officials adopt either a public servant’s I’m-here-to-help attitude or a self-serving I-don’t-want-to-bother attitude. I … Continue reading
This article is corrected and bumped up for visibility. I misread the minutes of the Financial Advisory Committee meeting of August 2nd. It was not Huntley School District 158 Chief Financial Officer Mark Altmayer whom the minutes say advocated abolishing … Continue reading
There were plenty of political motives to change the longstanding agreement that Huntley 158 had which allowed Linda Moore and her family to live in the house she grew up in. Linda’s family sold the school district the property that … Continue reading
First it was Teresa Ferrier. She was the Fiscal Services Director at Huntley’s District 158 until she was hired by Cary Grade School District 26 in mid-June of this year. T. Ferrier (as she likes to be known) started July … Continue reading
Will Huntley School Board Violate the Open Meetings Act Tonight? And What About Sweetening Retirement Benefits?
You need a quorum for a board meeting. Right now the Huntley school board has only one board member as a carryover for its Finance Committee. That would be Kevin Gentry. Hard to have a quorum with one committee member. … Continue reading
Why Is Mike Skala Breaking His Campaign Promise Not to Sit In on the Huntley School Board’s Secret Sessions Discussing Teacher Negotiations?
Thursday night the Huntley District 158 School Board held an executive session. Top secret. Hush, hush, don’t you know? One of the topics discussed was current contract negotiations with the teachers union, the H.E.A., short for the Huntley Educational Association. … Continue reading
No, I’m not going to attempt that. But I am going to encourage you to read the bottom of the following. It was posted over two years ago after a confrontation over ACT performance by Huntley High School students. 9/15/6 … Continue reading
The Huntley School District 158 has a new controller and he is a CPA. That’s short for Certified Public Accountant. His name is Mark Altmayer. It probably didn’t hurt that two members of the current board— Tony Quagliano and Kevin … Continue reading
Better late than never, I guess. The Northwest Herald did not endorse anyone in the Huntley School District 158 school board race between Mike Skala and Larry Snow. After one of the dirtiest campaigns I have seen the two that … Continue reading
If you manage a part of a business or help run a business then you know what a budget is. Most adults have a concept of a household or personal spending budget. So imagine being able to budget only those … Continue reading