County Board Pensions and Health Insurance

There were two questions asked of all candidates who participated (only Mary McCann did not) in the McHenry County League of Women Voters candidates’ forums for County Board: Pensions (and insurance the second time around) Homelessness I’ll deal with the … Continue reading

Lakewood Village President Erin Smith Endorses Joe Gottemoller for County Board Chairman

Sometime in the last two weeks, Lakewood Village President Erin Smith wrote a letter to the Northwest Herald endorsing Joe Gottemoller for McHenry County Board Chairman. Didn’t mention it at the time, but should have. … Continue reading

Aavang, McCann Township Consolidation Votes Ruled Invalid, But Motion to Kill Stands

On October 6, 2015, the McHenry County the McHenry County Board voted down proposals to allow citizens to vote on whether they wanted to consolidate various townships. The vote was defeated 9-13. In early December, Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson filed … Continue reading

Part-Time County Board Pension Question

Yesterday, the answers to the $41.3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home bank balance question by the ten candidates for District 4, 5 and 6 County Board seats were shared with McHenry County Blog readers. One of the six questions that … Continue reading

Kelly Liebmann Expands on County Board’s Valley Hi Overtaxation

A press release from District 6 McHenry County Board candidate Kelly Liebmann: Kelly Liebmann expands forum answer on Valley High $41 million surplus District 6 County Board Candidate Recommends Option to Fund $500,000 Valley High Yearly Operating Cost Shortfall Through … Continue reading

The Argument for Not Killing the Valley Hi Tax

Found this in the Valley Hi Operating Board minutes for December 2nd: Tax Levy Abatement and Potential Long Term Impact [Tom]¬†Annarella provided the Board with Valley Hi’s official position document that was shared with staff following the County Board’s vote … Continue reading