Today we look at the third side of the McHenry County Monopoly board.
The Dems could have done something with Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley’s 75% city sales tax hike that took effect on July 1st.
No ballot box vote was required because Crystal Lake is a “Home Rule” unit and its ordinances generally are as important as state law because of that special status that can only be challenged by passing a petition seeking a vote on whether to repeal Home Rule status.
Shepley is an appointed Vice Chairman of the county GOP–for “Community Outreach,” of all things!
That huge sale tax hike went into effect on July 1st.
And, after all, all of the city council members are Republicans.
Where the third railroad would be is a third bag of money.
Oh, I get it.
Each board side’s money bag is $500 more than the one before.
One candidate for office, the Democrat’s man for County Coroner, Dave Bachmann, has said he won’t take the authorized raise during the first year, should he win election.
I would have put the apostrophe after the “S,” but that’s a small quibble.
Tomorrow – McHenry County Monopoly – Side 4