Looking at More School Debt Information

Taken from bond documents by bond analyst Steve Willson is the following information: … Continue reading

Views of the Woodstock School District Prompted by the Lakewood TIF Proposal

From reader Susan.  Facts about the Woodstock School District which she extracted from the Official Statement of 2014 General Obligation Bonds issued by D200. Numbers are worse in Woodstock CUSD 200. This is where Lakewood will insert the children of the … Continue reading

Reader Asks if MCCD Has Borrowed More Than Law Allows

Susan provides the following information about what the McHenry County Conservation District has borrowed: (MCCD) Legal Debt Margin Calculation as of March 31, 2014 Assessed valuation as of December 31, 2013: $7,189,697,681 Debt Limitation (1.725% of assessed valuation): $124,022,285 Less … Continue reading

County Seeking Million Dollar Savings in Debt Refinancing

The McHenry County Finance Committee received a proposal to refinance outstanding debt this week. BMO Harris representative Eric Anderson make the presentation. That bank will get the biggest payment for the deal. Refinancing these debt certificates is a lot like refinancing … Continue reading

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Fails the Telephone Access Test

I see the mention of the Village of Barrington Hill’s failure to answer Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ request for debt information in Tuesday’s Chicago Tribune editorial. That failure was noticed and memorialized by The Barrington Hills Observer. On that … Continue reading

At Lake in the Hills Airport Newt Gingrich Says County Needs Visionary for President

I’ve been listening to Newt Gingrich since former State Rep. Bernie Pedersen starting sending me GOPAC tapes every month during the late 1980’s. What impressed me was that his visions embraced the entire country–from suburbs to inner city. I was … Continue reading

Tryon Shares Survey Results that Show Opposition to “Gaming Expansion”

A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon tells us the results of a recent poll.  When I asked I was told about 100 people participated. Interestingly, one result is exactly the opposite of the way that Tryon voted. He … Continue reading