McHenry County to Continue to House Juveniles in Kane County Facility

On Monday, the McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee is set to approve a two-year continuation of its arrangement with Kane County to house minors in its Juvenile Justice Center. For the use of up to twelve beds the … Continue reading

Rauner Appoints Diana Law Kane County Public Guardian

More appointments from Governor Bruce Rauner: Governor Announces Appointments CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has made appointments at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the Illinois Finance Authority. He also reappointed the Kane County … Continue reading

More Leaving Chicago Metro Area Than Any Other in Midwest

A Bloomberg News analysis of Census data shows that the Chicago Metropolitan Area is losing a higher percentage of its residents than any other Midwest metropolitan area. The time period was between July 2013 and July 2014. The loss was 69/100 … Continue reading

Opponents to Kane County Tax Hike Surface

A press release from Jim Tobin: Kane County Taxpayers Fight Back North Aurora – Kane County taxpayers are fighting local tax expansion and property tax increase referenda with the help of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Kane Cares About … Continue reading

Fox River Toll Bridge for Algonquin Review – Reasons for No Tolls

If you live in central Kane County, you get to cross the Fox River on bridges that don’t charge tolls. Two have been opened in recent years: Red Gate Road Bridge (2012) Stearns Road Bridge (2010) Prairie Street Bridge (1994) … Continue reading

Kane County Passes Levy Equal to Last Year’s Tax Collections

Kane County has done McHenry County one better. Under the leadership of outgoing County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay, the Kane County Board passed a levy that was the same as last year’s extension. Because there is additional assessed valuation, that … Continue reading

How Does McHenry County Stack Up to Kane & Will Counties on Keeping Taxes Constant?

Last week, McHenry County Blog ran a press release from Kane County Board Chairman Karen McConnaughay (who is running unopposed for State Senate) concerning her Executive Committee’s recommendation that the Board pass a levy that is the same as last … Continue reading

Kane County Board Chairman (& State Senate Candidate) Karen McConnaughay Moves Board Toward Freezing Tax Levy

A press release from Karen McConnaughay: Karen McConnaughay steps up to stop irresponsible property tax hike Kane Board Chairman pushes through zero-increase levy after finance committee chair tries to raise taxes Geneva, IL–After the Kane County Board Finance Committee Chairman … Continue reading

Full House for Chris Lauzen’s Fund Raiser

No way to sneak past Sarah and Chris Lauzen at Chris’ fund raiser in Aurora Saturday. All the guests were funneled through one door. Outside was Sarah greeting everyone. Just inside was Chris greeting them again and posing for a … Continue reading

Kane Joins Drought Disaster Assistance Availability

A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren: Kane Now Classified a Contiguous County, Eligible for Disaster Assistance Programs Due to Drought GENEVA, IL— Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced that Lake and McHenry counties have received primary disaster designations from … Continue reading

Auditioning at the State GOP Convention to be Illinois’ Scott Walker

John Kass lamented the lack of an Illinois Scott Walker last Thursday. He certainly is asking the right question: “Where is Illinois’ Scott Walker?” I was tempted to prepare a sign to affix to me chest asking. “Are you the … Continue reading