Comparing Property Tax Burdens

Reader Susan provided two commentaries on property taxes this weekend. The first tells how to compare real estate taxes from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, state to state. It’s called the effective tax rate. Divide one’s tax bill by what one’s property … Continue reading

Comparing This Year’s Fire Protection Taxes with Last Year’s

Below the total tax requests from Fire Protection Districts in McHenry County for last year are compared to the ones which will be reflected in the real estate tax bills about to arrive in people’s mailboxes: The Barrington Countryside Fire … 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

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

Althoff-McConnaughay Bill to Allow MCCD 50% Tax Hike with Referendum Passes 46-0

The bill that will allow the McHenry County Conservation District to hike corporate fund taxes 50% passed without opposition in the Illinois Senate. State Rep. Mike Tryon is the House sponsor of Senate Bill 3342. Tomorrow: Why the tax referendum … Continue reading

Revised, Althoff-McConnaughay Bill Could Allow Basic Conservation District Tax Rate to Increase 25%, But Only with Voter Approval

The base tax rate for the McHenry County Conservation District is 10 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.  (Any bonds increase that rate, of course.) Take a look at the language introduced by State Senator Pam Althoff sand Karen McConnaughay. … Continue reading

Incoming Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Outlines Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Take a look and give your reaction to Al Zielinski’s ideas for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Zielinski takes office as Grafton Township Assessor the first of the new year. Initial, Conceptual Property Owners’ Taxpayer Bill of Rights Discussion Points … Continue reading

Taxpayers Urged to Attend Wed. Night Richmond Township Meeting

The following came from a friend of McHenry County Blog in Richmond: Of course, Richmond Township is not the only township setting the amount of taxes it will collect next year. Taxpayers who do not want that part of their … Continue reading