FRG Mayor Throws in with Chicago on State Aid to Educatoin

Fox River Grove Village President Bob Nunamaker at Republican State Rep. Mike Tryon’s Huntley fund raiser.

Fox River Grove’s Village President Robert J. Nunamaker has thrown in with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Here’s what a Chicago Sun-Times article says today:

“Robert J. Nunamaker, mayor of Fox River Grove, was asked why he was supporting a bill that would give $300 million to the Chicago Public Schools.

“’We’re smart enough to know that Chicago is the economic driver of northern Illinois and, if Chicago is sick, we all catch cold someplace along the way. And Chicago is not gonna be great without good education. You have to see through that,’ Nunamaker said.”

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Perhaps it’s because the Fox River Grove Village Board has put most of its commercial property into Tax Increment Financing Districts.


FRG Mayor Throws in with Chicago on State Aid to Educatoin — 20 Comments

  1. Next time you have a thought Nunnamaker, take it to the nearest commode and flush twice.

  2. Nunamaker betrayed each and every one of his constituents … and for what???!!!

  3. Now that gives me an idea on what to do with this sunshine blog…I’ll think about it. But then, what are we supposed to do with our sunshine blogger? Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. Dear Mr. Nunamaker: Please understand our sunshine blog commenters are not crazy about education. Their mental issues cover a much wider realm of possibilities. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  5. Illinois Policy Institute

    How TIFs and PTELL Warp Fairness in School Funding

    by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner

    August 8, 2017

    Chicago Public Schools, for example, now has more than $6.6 billion of property wealth tied up in TIFs that it will keep off of its aid request to the Illinois State Board of Education, of ISBE.

    As a result, the state will give CPS more aid than it would have had CPS reported all the property wealth in its district.”

  6. The Fox River Grove elementary school district benefits if they are subtracting TIF EAV (property value) in their application to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

  7. Deducting TIF EAV makes the school district appear property value poorer.

    Poorer property value results in more state revenue to the local school district.

    State revenues include state income taxes (remember the income tax hike that took effect July 1, 2017) and state sales taxes.


    Illinois Department of Revenue

    Individual Income Tax Rates for Prior Years

    Tax Year Ending – Rate

    June 30, 2017 thru current – 4.95% of net income (not gross income)

    2015 thru June 30, 2017 – 3.75%

    2011 thru 2014 – 5.00%

    1990 thru 2010 – 3.00%

    1989 – 2.75%

    1985 thru 1988 – 2.50%

    1984 – 2.75%

    1983 – 3.00%

    1969 thru 1982 – 2.50%

  8. The legislation is called Senate Bill 1.

    There are two versions.

    The version which passed the House and Senate.

    And the version which Governor Rauner issued an amendatory veto (veto with changes).

    The Senate overrode the Governor’s amendatory veto.

    Next the bill went to the State House, where it sits.

    Next the House and Senate are negotiating even another version.


    Daily Herald

    August 24, 2017 at 5PM

    State Leaders Say Deal Reached on School Funding Reform

    by Daily Herald Report

    “Neither group has yet released further details on the deal.”

  9. Re: ” if Chicago is sick, we all catch cold someplace along the way.”

    Chicago has been ‘sick’ for some time! The balance of the state is on life support

    Yet, we have fools such as Bob who live in obvious oblivion!

  10. Don’t know him, but he appeared doddering and befuddled on the news.

  11. “Fox River Grove is a village in the Cuba Township of Lake County and the Algonquin Township of McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,862 at the 2000 census”. Tic, tock, tic, tock…

  12. State bailing out CPS is not the answer.

    Chicago could learn a lesson from McHenry County taxing districts.

    Chicago needs to raise taxes on all houses, condos, apartment buildings and businesses within their boundary to pay for education and all of the government employees on their payroll.

  13. Absolutely. Chicago could raise property taxes a full percentage point on full fair market home value and still be below the property tax rate in Woodstock IL.

    Woodstock D200 school board insists that 4.2% property tax rates are not a crisis level and require no reductions in spending.

    Why does CPS resist raising property taxes on homeowners?

    Property value crash a concern? According to Woodstock D200 school board, property values should not be a concern.

  14. It’s all a demographic and racial thing.

    Why can’t you people see things for that really are?

  15. alternatively, we should make every square inch of land in McHenry County a TIF district.

    That way as much State money could flow to destitute schools here (Woodstock, Harvard) as the Gold Coast of Chicago.

    I have a draft outline of Self-Defense TIF to be formed in Village of Tif (a municipality to be formed in unincorporated McH Cty; TIFs must be formed in incorporated municipalities).

    Woodstock D200 did not object to Lakewood TIF, or extension of 12 more years of Woodstock TIF (stealing $700,000 directly from D200 taxpayers) so surely they could not object to Village of Tif TIF.

    This is not a joke.

    It’s a profitable model, as opposed to the current model which profits current insiders.

  16. If youre going to complain about the Mayor, at least realize why he was on he news, it wasnt a FRG mayor, it was a chairman of entire suburban mayors.

    I know its a logical realization, which makes it tough to understand on this hack blog.

  17. Facts says this blog is a “hack blog”.

    How dumb is that.

    A guy/gal thinks that a blog is a hack and then takes the time and trouble to read it and post a reply.

    LOL, LOL, LOL.

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