Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Taking Boone County Supervisor of Assessments Post

The following letter to Grafton Township residents was sent by Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Al Zielinski proposes leaving the Grafton Township Assessor’s Office in good, competent hands of Marty Kinczel, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser An open letter to Grafton Township … Continue reading

Grafton Township Write-in Results: Al Zielinski for Assessor, Matthew Cooper for Trustee

After being thrown off the Grafton Township Republican Primary ballot for not numbering the pages on his petitions, Assessor Al Zielinski decided to run a write-in campaign. He needed 50 votes (the number of petition signatures to get on the … Continue reading

Linda Moore Passing Out Door Hangers in Write-In Campaign for Grafton Township Trustee

As I understand the law, write-in candidates in primary elections have to obtain at least as many votes as people had to obtain signatures to get on the ballot. That means that former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore and Mathew … Continue reading

County Releases Assessment Quality Statistics

Assessors use something called a “Coefficient of Dispersion” to measure the quality of assessments. It’s something like the margin of error used in political polls. The McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments has provided the following data from 2015.  This is … Continue reading

Al Zielinski Runs Write-In Campaign for Re-Election as Grafton Township Assessor

A press release from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Alan Zielinski seeks re-election as a write-in for Grafton Township Assessor LAKEWOOD, IL (January 26, 2017) – When discussing the possibility of another term, many asked: “Why bother? “The “good ‘ol … Continue reading

Al Zielinski, Linda Moore File as Grafton Township Write-Ins

The man who opponents thought was out of the running, put himself back in by filing as a write-in candidate for Grafton Township Assessor. Assuming he filed the correct paperwork, he will need about 50 votes to win re-election. Zielinski … Continue reading

Grafton Electoral Board Denies Assessor Al Zielinski Ballot Access

For not numbering his petition pages, Grafton Township Assessor Alan Zielinski has been tossed off the February 28th Republican Primary Election ballot. Zielinski filed three petition pages with enough signatures, but did not number them. The same thing happened to … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Not Happy with Supervisor of Assessments

An email from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Appealing your 2014 taxes and your 2015 assessments Personally and via my presentations, I’ve explained and cautioned about the assessment games played at the county level. However, I never imagined to what … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Faces Taxpayers

More people showed up at a property tax meeting with Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Wednesday night than attended the AFSCME union rally in the Woodstock Square. The Lakewood Village Board indicated last month that it would invited Zielinski to … Continue reading

Serwatka Meeting Features Grafton Township Assessor

From Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka: Town Hall Meeting with Grafton Township Tax Assessor As promised, on Wednesday, June 10th at 7 pm, I will be hosting our very first “WE ARE LAKEWOOD” informational Town hall meeting. Grab your property … Continue reading

Lakewood Swears In Trustees, Talk Taxes, Gravel

The Lakewood Village Trustees elected last month were sworn in Tuesday night. Re-elected were Carl Davis and Ken Santowski. They were joined by newcomer Paul Serwatka, who got more votes than any other candidate and did so without having his … Continue reading

Incoming Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Outlines Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Take a look and give your reaction to Al Zielinski’s ideas for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Zielinski takes office as Grafton Township Assessor the first of the new year. Initial, Conceptual Property Owners’ Taxpayer Bill of Rights Discussion Points … Continue reading

Grafton Township Meeting Quiet, Short

With Township Supervisor Linda Moore in Texas for her daughter’s college graduation and Rob LaPorta also absent, the meeting was relatively short and peaceful. No one raised his voice or went off on a rant. Trustee Gerry McMahon even sat … Continue reading

Al Zielinski Offers Thanks for Voters, Ideas for Future

A press release from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Alan Zielinski, humbly and gratefully accepts the voters’ directive to be their new Grafton Township Assessor VILLAGE OF LAKEWOOD, IL (April 18, 2013) – Alan Zielinski, Grafton Township’s Assessor-Elect, was humbled … Continue reading