Legislative Committee Deliberations on MCCD Tax Hike Proposals

I was going to get up early Thursday to attend the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee re-consideration of endorsement resolutions of Pam Althoff’s two bills to allow the Conservation District to raise taxes (one needing voter referendum approval, one not). … Continue reading

Tryon Sitting on Althoff’s MCCD Tax Hike Bills

Before the McHenry County Republican Party’s Convention last month, State Rep. Mike Tryon and I spent some time talking about the bills that State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay had passed unanimously sent to the House of Representatives. After … Continue reading

As MCCD Plans for Referendums, County Board Pulled Back into Tax Hike Fight

The McHenry County Legislative Committee will make a second run at securing support for Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay’s tax hike bills for the McHenry County Conservation District Thursday. The meeting is at 8:30 AM in the Administrative Building. On … Continue reading

County Board Cancels Conservation District Tax Hike Resolution Meeting Taking County Board Off Tax Hike Hot Seat

There was not enough support in the McHenry County Board’s Legislative and Audit Committee meeting the last time two resolutions supporting Conservation District ┬átax hike were offered by persons unknown. The legislation, sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen … Continue reading

Althoff Passed Bill for Conservation District to Sell Non-Referendum Bonds 48-0

The following new language in Senate Bill 3341 passed 48-0. It was sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay. 7 (b-5) For the purpose of development of real property, all 8 or a portion of which has been … Continue reading

Althoff Lobbying County Board for MCCD Tax Hike Support

At the last meeting of the McHenry County Board, two resolutions of support for changing legislation that would allow for the Conservation District to sell non-referendum bonds raise its corporate tax rate 50% (with referendum approval) were tabled because they … Continue reading

Information from MCCD about Tax Cap, Building Repair Problems

More information being provided to the County Board’s Legislative and Audit Committee 8:30 AM April 10th meeting about the McHenry County Conservation District’s attempt to obtain more taxing power through the bills that State Senator Pam Althoff has introduced is … Continue reading

McHenry County College to Hear Health Club-Health Sciences Report Tuesday at 6

The driving force behind several successful candidacies for the McHenry County College Board last spring were referred to in shorthand as the “Health Club.” The cost was to be in the neighborhood of $42 million. The general proposal was that … Continue reading

MCC Board Candidate Tom Wilbeck Holding Reception

For $35 you can meet and mingle with those who support Lakewood’s Tom Wilbeck for McHenry County College Board. On his invitation, Wilbeck stresses, “Tom is opposed to MCC issuing bonds for expansion without voter approval.” The event will be … Continue reading