A commenter wrote in mid-morning under the story
that McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks announced his hope that the tax levy could be cut 3.8% more for next year’s taxes to a two-year total of 15%.
But, of course, 3.8%, plus 11.2% equals 15%.
The problem is the above story, published this morning, documents (with source documents from the County Clerk’s Office shown) that the McHenry County tax levy decreased 9.55% between 2017 and 2018.Not the 11.2% that Franks keeps asserting.
Two Northwest Herald Editors, Jon Styl and Hannah Prokop, have been emailed the calculations I posted in today’s McHenry County Blog article.
Will the NWH continue to report the false information that Franks continues to assert?
Or will the story point out that the real tax cut this year was 9.55% and do the math.
9.55%, plus 3.8% would equal about a 13.13% cut over two years.
If so, the Northwest Herald assuredly deserves a “Fake New” label.