In Sunday’s Northwest Herald, new editor Jon Styf wrote that the paper was “working on getting more local content into the back pages.”
Boy, did he succeed on Tuesday.
The last page of the paper had a legal notice in teeny-tiny print announcing that the Crystal Lake Park District Board has voted to borrow $3.5 million:
Reading the fine print will provide the information that if people gather 3010 signatures on a petition by May 14th, the Park Board will be forced to put a referendum on the fall ballot seeking voter approval.
Of course, the Park Board could do that anyway, if its members cared about what taxpayers think.
State law used to require blank petitions to be provided by the tax district proposing the tax hike.
Perhaps it still does.
And, perhaps an Editor will read this story and have a story written about this pending property tax hike.