Less than four months before the 2010 Republican Primary Election in which McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren was challenged by then-former and now-re-instated Deputy Sheriff Zane Seipler, former Democratic Party Coroner candidate Dave Bachmann revealed on his blog “Dirty Keith vs. Dirty Harry” that Keith Nygren and his wife had Homestead Exemptions both in Florida and McHenry County.
I picked up on it here. I wrote four articles on the situation and, then, the Northwest Herald wrote one.
Since then I assume the Nygrens have figured out that if Marge were a resident of Florida, she would be eligible for the pretty sizable Homestead Exemption there, while Keith could get one in Illinois of the Hebron house that has since been sold to a Deputy who is now retired.
Now, the Daily Herald has discovered that Joe Walsh challenger Tammy Duckworth has a similar problem.
Except, both of her Homestead Exemptions are in Illinois.
Here’s what the Daily Herald editorial board said Saturday about the Duckworth situation:
Duckworth’s unworthy explanation:
Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth admitted to illegally claiming two homeowners exemptions on her property taxes.
She said it was because the exemptions automatically renew and she didn’t pay attention after moving out of a house she ended up renting.
In other words, she’s both a tax cheat and disingenuous in her explanation.