Townships as a Whole Cut Taxes 9.5%

Township governments are divided into two parts

  • the Road District and
  • the Town Fund

In McHenry County cut the amount being taken from taxpayers this year for the Town and related funds, e.g., General Assistance, decreased 9.54%

The tax take of all Road Districts, on the other hand, remained pretty constant, decreasing only 0.19%.

McHenry County has seventeen townships:

McHenry County has seventeen townships:

Alden

Algonquin

Burton

Chemung

Coral

Dorr

Dunham

Grafton

Greenwood

Hartland

Hebron

Marengo

McHenry

Nunda

Richmond

Riley

Seneca

Grafton Township’s tax levy plunged so much because a new state law limits the amount of money a township fund can have in the bank to 2 1/2 times what it spends in a given year.

Supervisor Eric Ruth confirmed the new statute was the reason for the deep cut in taxes.

Figures for Road Districts will appear in a subsequent article.


Comments

Townships as a Whole Cut Taxes 9.5% — 8 Comments

  1. Townships are just another useless layer of government catering to illegals and section 8 moochers.

    I’m from Spirit Lake, IA.

    Iowa got rid of all townships in the 1930’s.

  2. Townships may have cut taxes but my taxes have certainly not dropped.

    We have some of the highest property taxes in the entire country and no one has given me a good explanation of why that is the case.

  3. Townships are one of the biggest ripoffs in Illinois.

    I didn’t say that, my barber, former McHenry Mayor and ex McHenry Township Trustee Joe Stanek told me that.

    The pensions we pay these losers is a crime.

  4. Townships are 2.5% of my tax bill.

    Schools and Education are SEVENTY-THREE PERCENT of my tax bill.

    Guess which one I’m REALLY #!%%-ed off about..?

  5. Williams is screwy.

    The problem with his logic is that the school brainwashing districts do rip us off BIG.

    75% of their tax bills should be cut.

    But 100% of the obsolete townships should be cut!

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