Today we look at how this year’s tax demands from libraries compare with those of last year.
One must remember that the Algonquin, Barrington, Fox Lake, Huntley, Fox River Grove, Wauconda Library Districts cover more than McHenry County and the figures below only show McHenry County collections.
The big news this past year among local libraries was the passage of the bond issue in Huntley. Making the first payments explains the 34% tax levy increase.
Fox Lake and Wauconda have little territory in McHenry County, both being tax districts that lap over county lines. The distribution of tax burden between counties can result in tax hike spikes.
While Woodstock and Harvard have city libraries, their levies, unlike Crystal Lake’s, are part of their municipal tax levies.