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

Pledging Allegiance to Township Government & Using Public Office for Political Purposes

The McHenry County Township Highway Commissioners Association, Robert J. Miller, President, sent a letter to County Board members asking questions and containing a “Pledge of Local Government Support.” In addition, there is a questionnaire asking for name address township whether … 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

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

Townships and Tax Caps

Let’s go through the townships in alphabetical order to see how the Real Estate Tax cap affects how much money they can collect. This information, as with previous articles about the Tax Cap, comes from the McHenry County Clerk’s web … Continue reading

Another GOP Precinct Committeeman Appointed, Many Waiting Appointment in Algonquin Township

I missed the June 2nd appointment of Gina LeFevour to be Republican Precinct Committeeman in Marengo’s 2nd precinct. She ran for Committeeman against Mary McCann in the primary election. The result was 56% to 44%. Although a committee has made … Continue reading

51% of McHenry County Precincts Have No GOP Candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman

As I start formatting this information from the McHenry County Clerk’s Office about who filed for Republican Precinct Committeeman in what parts of the county, my first impression is that “No candidate filed” will control the GOP Central Committee after … Continue reading

BGA Goes After Township Government – Road Costs

A couple of weeks ago news media unloaded the latest attack on township government. They were working from a Better Government Association report. Most of the attention was aimed at Cook County townships. That’s where most of the land is … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Township Road Costs

Today let’s look at the cost of maintaining township roads. As you can see, the cost varies a lot,. So do the number of miles of roads for which the various township road commissioners are responsible for maintaining. The townships … Continue reading

How Much Do McHenry County’s Township Governments Cost?

Today McHenry County Blog looks at the cost of township government in McHenry County. The cost per person is the column that I find most interesting.  Below you will see them listed from lowest cost to highest cost for the … Continue reading

Greenwood, Hartland, Hebron, Marengo and McHenry Township GOP Opportunities

Moving alphabetically down the list of 17 townships in McHenry County, we take a look at vacancies in Greenwood, Hartland, Hebron and McHenry Townships today. Greenwood and Hartland have one apiece. Marengo has none and McHenry has two. Just because … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Assessments Down Almost 10%, Don’t Expect a Lower Bill

The 2010 assessed valuation has been totaled for McHenry County and it’s down almost 10%. That’s what a comparison of raw figures from the McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments Office indicate. McHenry County real estate taxes this year will be … Continue reading

Township Assessors Elect Association Officers McHenry County’s township assessors met at the McHenry County Administrative Building yesterday after their annual meeting with Supervisor of Assessments Donna Mayberry. Elected president was Marengo Township Assessor Jon Klick. You can see him standing … Continue reading

Township Assessors Elect Association Officers McHenry County’s township assessors met at the McHenry County Administrative Building yesterday after their annual meeting with Supervisor of Assessments Donna Mayberry. Elected president was Marengo Township Assessor Jon Klick. You can see him standing … Continue reading