Comparing City & Village Tax Takes

Yesterday, we took a look at what school districts requested to be collected last year and this year. Today we’ll look at municipalities. A number of McHenry County municipalities overlap into adjacent counties. If you see “McH only,” that is … Continue reading

LITH Apartment Fire, One Rescued, 18 Units Unlivable

A press release from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Department: Apartment Building Fire On Wednesday morning, April 15, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District was dispatched for a structure fire at 1363 Cunat … Continue reading

Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and McHenry FPD Lose $2.4 Million

Saturday, I extracted the loses of McHenry County tax districts from the front page article in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune. As I was reminded by Pete Gonigam of The First Electric Newspaper, I missed Algonquin. His article from December 10, 2014, … Continue reading

Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and McHenry FPD Lose $1.8 Million

The Chicago Tribune is reporting (not posted on the internet yet) that dozens of local tax districts lost millions by putting spare money in a pooled investment fund. Locally, four municipalities and one fire protection district took financial hits. The … Continue reading

Income Tax Revenue Sharing Loss Would Cost McHenry County Governments $16.9 Million

The McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) has calculated how much money each village and city in the county would lose in state subsides should Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget recommendations be enacted. The Govenror suggests cutting the subsidy in half. … Continue reading