St. Clair County, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has 210,000 people.
So it’s smaller than McHenry County with 308,000 population in 2010.
For the last five years the St. Clair County Board has lowered its property tax take.
For the last two years, the McHenry County Board has increased its tax take only by adding newly constructed property to the tax base–at least that was the intention.
Question: What party do you think controls the St. Clair County Board?
Answer: St. Clair County is as solidly Democratic as McHenry County is Republican.