Looking at the McHenry County Board’s agenda and committee packet for Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting, I saw that a Freeport company called Z Financial Illinois G Properties, LLC, is going to be allowed to purchase two parcels for $1,300.
The County seems to be selling property county government has obtained because people didn’t pay their taxes on it.
Not much money involved, but, on a whim, I decided to take a look at campaign contributions.
So, into the Illinois State Board of Elections contributions’ search engine I typed “Z Financial.”
Here’s what popped up:
- $2,500 (3rd largest contribution made by the firm) – Bill LeFew 10/24/6
- $2,000 (tie for 4th largest contribution made by the firm) – Bill LeFew 11/13/4
- $2,000 (tie for 4th largest contribution made by the firm) – Bill LeFew 10/24/8
Nothing listed more recently.
No indication of any connection of the contributions over two years ago to anything happening this year, of course.
I decided to see what Z Financial wanted to purchase for $1,300, so I looked up the Property Index Numbers in the Treasurer’s data base. (Boy, do I wish I had that capability when I was County Treasurer from 1977-70. I tried to use note cards to keep up with addresses and couldn’t do it. Just too many changes.)
PIN numbers 09 06 281 015 and 016 are each ssessed (after the state multiplier) at $6,188. Total market value, according to the assessor, would be over $37,000 (three times the assessed value). From Google’s information, I can’t tell if it is two empty lots, but the parcels are adjacent, so a house probably could be built on them, if they are empty.
Seems they might be worth more than $1,300 in resolution in the County Board’s Finance Committee’s packet.