County Board Members Sound Off on Nepotism

During Public Comment at the February 17th County Board Meeting Joe Alger addressed the Board. He started off by saying that many people in the community are upset about the Clerk hiring her husband and he sees this as a … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Featured on Open the Books

Algonquin Township is in the spotlight (scroll down in linked page) in a recent Open the Books report.  The not-for-profit is run by Adam Andrzejewski, a 2010 candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor and one who sought Bruce Rauner’s … Continue reading

Most Recent Compensation for Algonquin Township’s Highest Paid

Friday McHenry County Blog published the salary and pension information for Algonquin Township as seen on Open the Books. Thinking that there might be more recent information, a commenter looked at the compensation reported on the township’s web site. Required … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Assessments Get Negative Multiplier of 4.22%

Real estate assessments on property in Algonquin Township will be decreased by 4.22% as a result of the McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments having applied what is called a “negative multiplier.” That does not mean tax bills will decrease. That’s … Continue reading

The Humongous Building in Crystal Lake that County Officials Want to Buy for a Salt Dome

My wife refers to the Crystal Lake Park District as the “Crystal Lake Park and Real Estate Company” because it owns so much property in Crystal Lake. Now comes the Transportation Committee and Department saying it wants to buy property … Continue reading

County Board’s Legislative Committee to Consider Bob Anderson’s Advisory Township Referendum

Thursday, July 10th, at 8:30, the Legislative Committee of the McHenry County Board will consider advisory referendums. One was suggested by township abolition advocate Bob Anderson, a Republican Precinct Committeeman from Wonder Lake. Included in the committee packet is a … Continue reading

The Loss of Voter Power to Township Boards

The following comment was posted about township government’s consolidation of power in township boards over the years: I do not support the creation of laws that divert attention from the real problem. Townships have become targets for elimination because Springfield … Continue reading

Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year

Townships are a much maligned form of local government. Today we show you how much McHenry County’s seventeen townships will extract from pocketbooks this year compared to last year. Extensions are the amount of taxes which are billed.  The tax … Continue reading