What Happened to Township Taxes?

Here is what is happening to taxpayers as a whole: Township  Inc/Decrease  2015-2014 in Total Tax Inc/Decrease 2014-2013 in Total Tax HARTLAND $95.24 ($518.43) ALDEN $1,484.21 ($2,923.60) DUNHAM $877.76 ($10,905.30) HEBRON $4,219.09 ($5,118.21) RILEY ($2,678.90) ($1,172.12) SENECA ($6,000.31) ($4,000.73) GRAFTON … Continue reading

Elected Officials in McHenry County in IMRF Pension System

Thought folks might like to know what elected officials besides most McHenry County Board members participate in the pension fund of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). I filed a Freedom of Information Request asking for the following: “All employers … Continue reading

Joe Monack’s Precinct Letter

Joseph Monack is running for Precinct Committeeman against Tina Hill in Dorr Township Precinct 9. A friend of mine received his letter and was so impressed that he brought it up at the First Methodist Church of Crystal Lake’s food … Continue reading

Last Chance for Angry Voters to Get Really Involved – Precinct Committeeman Write-In Opportunities

The Washington Post has found an academic, Sam Wang, who says, “based on polling data based on polling data, Donald Trump is in as strong a position to get his party’s nomination as Hillary Clinton in 2016, George W. Bush … Continue reading

Ten Townships’ Welfare Costs

Found this comparison of Township General Assistant handed out and accompanying administrative costs. You don’t have to guess that it came from Bob Anderson … Continue reading

Tax Considerations on Township Consolidation

Commenter Susan has done the math on a couple of the townships which consolidation proponents suggest should be merged. Her analysis is below: Am I missing something, or is the voter’s decision made by simply looking at the comparative tax … Continue reading

Roads Cared for By Township Highway Commissioners

In an attempt to get people thinking about the proposal to combine townships, look at the number of miles of road each Township Road Commissioner maintains: In addition, Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller writes that he offers assistance to … Continue reading

A Benefit of Consolidating Township Governments

Back in the 1970’s, Algonquin Township Assessor Forrest Hare computerized his office, probably the first to do so in the State of Illinois. He also took an interest in how assessment could be made more accurate. Hare looked at measures … 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

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

Four GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Coming to Cuba Township

It’s not just Nunda Township that can attract candidates running for the Republican nomination for Governor in Illinois. The most southwestern township in Lake County, Cuba Township, population just under 17,000, has all four coming in the next two months. … Continue reading

Votes Cast But Which Won’t Be Counted Until the End of the Night

Those are the votes cast early and absentee. They will be added to the results you will be able to read here or on the McHenry County Clerk’s election return web site. To gauge the impact such votes will have … Continue reading

Dorr Township Assessor Commends Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley

This arrived in my email from Dorr Township Assessor Veronica Myers: “I would like to take this opportunity to personally commend Bill Ottley, Grafton Township Assessor. “I have been in the assessment profession since 1993. I began working with the … Continue reading

Dems Slate Attorney Phil Robertson to Run for Dorr Township Supervisor

McHenry County Democratic Party Chairman Mike Bissett informs me that Dorr Township nominated Phil Robertson has been nominate in the Dorr Township Democratic Party Caucus for Township Supervisor. Robertson is “an attorney and also the county party’s counsel, Bissett informs … Continue reading

Democrats Plan Caucuses in Dorr and McHenry Townships

From the Democratic Party of McHenry County: Notice of Democratic Caucus Dorr Township and McHenry Township Democrats are invited to attend a caucus on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. to nominate candidates for the Spring 2013 election for Township … Continue reading