Republicans Capture McHenry Township Clerk, Trustee Positions

Dan Aylward kept his commanding lead for McHenry Township Clerk, beating incumbent Marsha Nelson by 3,251 to 1,863. Democrat Judith Gottlieb trailed with 1,635. Running unopposed, Democrat Mary Mahady won re-election as Township Assessor. … Continue reading

McHenry Independents Seek Support with Mailing

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent me photos of a mailing from those running for McHenry Township office as Independents. The former Republicans, who got outmaneuvered by the new folks who took control of the McHenry Township Republican Party … Continue reading

Realtor Terry Pounds Comments Negatively on McHenry Township Assessments

Realtor Terry Pounds offered the following commentary on a property tax relief bill that State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced Saturday: House Bill 358 permanently freezes property tax rates in Illinois for all units of government beginning in tax year … Continue reading

Democrats Running in McHenry Township

The Democratic Party of McHenry Township held a caucus the same night as McHenry Township Republicans. Their candidates follow: Supervisor – None Clerk -Judith Gottlieb Assessor – Mary Mahady (incumbent) Road Commissioner – None Trustees Robert Beltran Sue Miller Luis … Continue reading

County Seeks Dilapidated Home’s Condemnation

McHenry County government is seeking court approval to demolish the home at 2811 Mytang Avenue in McHenry Dennis Sanquist explains the situation in this March 7, 2016, email to County Board member Chuck Wheeler: P[lanning] & D[evelopment] and the SAO [State’s … 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