Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Buys Retirement Watch in Nunda Township

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Retirement watch not a public purpose – BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 22, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – How can tax money be spent by public officials?  It starts with … Continue reading

$500 Retirement Party Bob Miller Paid Out of Taxpayer Funds

Reprinted with permission of Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District – Bob Miller/Party BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 20, 2018 • ( 4 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Taxpayers of Algonquin, the party was on your dime and paid … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Assessor Bob Kunz Retiring

Bob Kunz, Algonquin Township’s Assessor since 1973, tolk his staff today that he was not running for re-election next spring. Kunz was Forrest B. Hare’s Chief Deputy when Hare retired in the middle of his second term. The Township Board, … Continue reading

Republican Leader Pushes “Retirement Tax”

The Chicago Tribune is reporting the following: [Republican Senate Leader Christine] Radogno said lawmakers likely will consider hiking the state income tax or taxing retirement income, rather than increasing the state sales tax or instituting a tax on services. Meanwhile the … Continue reading

$1,875 and Good-Bye

I attended the meeting of the McHenry County College Board tonight because of the following agenda item: ACCEPT AND APPROVE DR. SMITH’S NOTICE OF INTENT TO RETIRE AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, AND GRANT DR. SMITH A POST RETIREMENT STIPEND … Continue reading

MCC President Scheduled for Post-Retirement Stipend

Next Thursday’s McHenry County College Board meeting will consider giving outgoing President Vicky Smith a “post-retirement stipend.” It is nowhere near as large as the Golden Parachute that ex-President Walt Packard was granted, but it did surprise me. Here’s what … Continue reading

Prairie Grove School District Board Meeting Merits Visit from Regional Superintendent of Education, Huge Going Away Presents Approved for Retiring Teachers

Although I was encouraged to attend the Prairie Grove School Board meeting last night, I decided to go to the McHenry County College Board meeting instead. Someone in attendance shared this description of what went on: You should have been … Continue reading