CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 2

At Thursday morning’s Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce governmental forum, there was a question and answer session. There was a well-researched question asking about what tax districts were doing about duplication of services: “From 2009 through 2012, Countywide Equalized Assessed … Continue reading

CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 1

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first Town Hall meeting Thursday morning. It was the usual time for such meetings, set so business people can attend before business hours. This time the public was allowed to come.  There … Continue reading

Chance to Ask Big Taxers Why

At last night’s meeting of the Lakewood Village Board, residents were masses in support and opposition of the creation of a Special Service Area tax district that would collect a maximum of 15 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for … Continue reading

Most Think County Board Should Tax Less for Nursing Home – 42% Say No Tax

McHenry County has a nursing home called Valley Hi. It has a huge surplus. Over $40 million.  ($40.8 million at the end of July; $37.8 million at the end of August, 2014.) The annual budget is $10-11 million and the … Continue reading

2nd Township Consolidation Poll Results by Township, etc.

There was a lot of information in the first story about the township consolidation people’s survey. I left out the cross tabs, which provide breakouts of answers to the questions, so I have put them below. Cross Tabs How to … Continue reading

Johnsburg Parade – Including Pol Report – 2

After the Village Officials in the Johnsburg Parade came the Johnsburg High School Marching Band. And then came the partisan politicians. State Senator Pam Althoff, running for re-election, was first. Right behind Althoff’s walkers were those for State Rep. Jack … Continue reading