I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site.
The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66.
That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing out my mistaken decimal point.]
Not what people were led to believe by Jack Franks’ Cut 10 campaign for County Board Chairman.
McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller advised, “When you are on your parcel..on the right there is a link to view ‘Tax Bill’….that is where the two year comparison is displayed.”
And, sure enough, there it was.
The comparison with last year’s amounts owed can be seen below:
First note that the bill increased even though most people looking at Jack Franks’ campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman thought his message was “Cut Property Taxes NOW 10%.”
The County tax take did decrease, but, as close observers know, it can be jacked right back up by the County Board. The County Board didn’t even cut that part of last year’s bill that finally paid off bonds.
The McHenry County Conservation District tax bill, also controlled by the County Board, did not go down. It increased.
My McHenry County College bill went up, even though its Board voted for a flat levy.
That’s making me think my assessment is now a larger part of the total pot.
Both my grade and high school districts took more money.
So did the Crystal Lake Park District.
Both Algonquin Township and the Algonquin Township Road District are taking less out of my pocket. Since the only “benefit” I perceive from township government is my assessment, that’s a relief, but not as big a one as I hope to see in the future.
Finally, the tax take from my Village of Lakewood is less.
Thanks to the folks who cut what they are extracting from my checking account this year.
My request to the others to make it less onerous to remain an Illinois citizen.