LTE: Higher property tax in CCSD33C does not mean a better education

By Steve Balich Amy Blank and Ed Compins voted not to raise the salaries of staff and non-certified members 3.237%. The Board needs to understand paying higher salaries at the expense of tax payers is unsustainable. Certified employees in CCSD 33C received 33.60% increase in wages over the last 7 years. Home values have dropped […]

Editorial: Bad Management is Killing Illinois

Illinois is being destroyed because of bad management; bad management in cities and villages; bad management in school districts and especially bad management from Springfield. Michael Madigan is the longest serving Speaker of House in the entire country nearing 30 years.  During that time he has led this once great state to being the most […]

Wheaton-Warrenville Pays $40,000 for Superintendent to Replace Himself

The Superintendent of Wheaton Warrenville District 200, Dr. Brian Harris officially resigned this week to take the Superintendent job at Barrington District 220.  As part of the resignation agreement, the district is forgiving a $40,000 payment that Dr. Harris contractually was required to pay for his early resignation. In essence Dr. Harris is being paid […]

Editorial: Madigan and Democrats Tax Increase Attempts

We are now in the final week of the normal Legislative Session.  The House under Michael Madigan and Democrat control have passed 72 spending bills and so far all of them anticipate making the 2011 “temporary” tax increase permanent.  He also continues to put a so called millionaire tax on the ballot for November. Madigan […]

$357,000 Superintendent Pay

Marquadt Elementary School District 15 Superintendent is the highest paid Superintendent in Illinois at over $357,000.  That is an increase of over $30,000.  In addition he salary has increased by 160% since he started in 2002. The retirement system reports May’s “current creditable earnings” at $357,117, almost $23,000 more than any other educator in the system and one […]