Income Tax Revenue Sharing Loss Would Cost McHenry County Governments $16.9 Million

The McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) has calculated how much money each village and city in the county would lose in state subsides should Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget recommendations be enacted. The Govenror suggests cutting the subsidy in half. … Continue reading

Candidates for McHenry County Cities and Villages

I’ve finally pinned down all who are running for municipal office in cities and villages having all or part of their boundaries within McHenry County. The names have been listed in ballot order.  That makes little difference unless there are … Continue reading

Filings for Municipal Office

Here’s my best effort to find out who filed for village and city offices in McHenry County’s thirty municipalities. Most who didn’t file last week probably waited until late Monday afternoon. Why? Best place on the ballot is first.  With … Continue reading

Crystal Lake’s Hikes Taxes Almost 10%–More Than Any Other City or Village

Municipal elections were last spring.  The next ones are not until next spring. Perhaps that explains why the City of Crystal Lake decided to hike taxes so much this year–a non-election year. There will go up 9.8%. McHenry, on the … Continue reading

Barrington Hills Village President Bob Abboud Unseated by Martin McLaughlin

Next month, Martin McLaughlin will take two-term Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud’s place at the spot with the gavel in front of it. There will also be some changes on the Barrington Hills Village Board. Let’s look at the … Continue reading

Candidates’ Forum Planned by Barrington Hills Village Trustee Candidate David Stieper, Seeks Neutral Moderator

A press release from Barrington Hills Village President candidate David Stieper. He is challenging Robert Abboud. Barrington Hills Trustee Candidate, David Stieper, invites all candidates to Open Public Forum David Stieper, an independent candidate for Village Trustee of Barrington Hills, … Continue reading