Report on Community College Springfield Lobby Day

This comes from Elgin Community College Trustee Robert Getz: Each year, the Trustees from Elgin Community College (ECC) travel to Springfield to participate in the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Lobby Day. This year’s Lobby Day was April 29, … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

Sears Wants Local Taxpayers to Continue Subsidizing It

In 1989, I was standing next to State Rep. Delores Doederlein on the House floor the night that the Hoffman Estates Tax Increment Financing District for Sears was passed. As the debate neared its end, she asked me if I … Continue reading