Republicans Dominate CL Indpendence Day Parade – Part 2

When we left Crystal Lake’s 4th of July Parade, the Crystal Lake Public Library entry had just passed. Next up was Congressman Peter Roskam. His wife Elizabeth was holding up one of his yard signs. Bruce Rauner’s and Randy Hultgren’s … Continue reading

Tryon Sitting on Althoff’s MCCD Tax Hike Bills

Before the McHenry County Republican Party’s Convention last month, State Rep. Mike Tryon and I spent some time talking about the bills that State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay had passed unanimously sent to the House of Representatives. After … Continue reading

As MCCD Plans for Referendums, County Board Pulled Back into Tax Hike Fight

The McHenry County Legislative Committee will make a second run at securing support for Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay’s tax hike bills for the McHenry County Conservation District Thursday. The meeting is at 8:30 AM in the Administrative Building. On … Continue reading

Althoff-McConnaughay Bill to Allow MCCD 50% Tax Hike with Referendum Passes 46-0

The bill that will allow the McHenry County Conservation District to hike corporate fund taxes 50% passed without opposition in the Illinois Senate. State Rep. Mike Tryon is the House sponsor of Senate Bill 3342. Tomorrow: Why the tax referendum … Continue reading

Althoff Passed Bill for Conservation District to Sell Non-Referendum Bonds 48-0

The following new language in Senate Bill 3341 passed 48-0. It was sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay. 7 (b-5) For the purpose of development of real property, all 8 or a portion of which has been … Continue reading