Rauner Comments on Chicago,Cook County Property Tax Bills; Silent on Bill That, If Signed, Would Hike School Taxes Outside of Chicago

From Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement from Governor Rauner on Property Tax Bills  SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner issued the following statement as many homeowners throughout Illinois face a deadline today to pay property taxes: “Illinois residents are being hit with record … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Literature Surfaces at McHenry Parade

A four-color leaflet promoting Mike Walkup’s campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman was distributed at McHenry’s Fiesta Days Parade last Sunday. The front also points out that Walkup led the fight to cut $3 million from the property tax levied … Continue reading

Serwatka Hoping for Drive By Petition Signers

Seeking still more petition signatures to put his advisory referendum on the ballot, Lakewood Village Trustee is again setting up show in the village park across from the Turnberry Country Club. Here’s the question he wants on the ballot: Here’s … Continue reading

Franks Uses Tax Money To Pitch Campaign Issues

State Rep. Jack Franks is not running for re-election, instead opting to run for McHenry County Board Chairman. In a blast email he announced that on his first day in office he would cut McHenry County’s taxes by 10%. (That … Continue reading

Saturday Gathering of Tax Freeze Referendum Petition Signatures in Algonquin

A press release from GOP State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn: Tax Freeze Referendum Petition Drive in McHenry County Most of us agree that property taxes are out of control. Who can afford an additional mortgage payment every month, just for … Continue reading

Franks Leads with 10% Property Tax Cut Promise

In an email blasted out by Jack Franks for his County Board Chairmanship campaign, He promises to cut county government’s property tax levy by 10% the first day he is in office. That would be during the first week of December, if … Continue reading

What You Can Do to Stop Higher School Taxes TODAY

Woodstock resident Susan Handlesman offers the following good advice of how you might influence Governor Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that is, if signed, is bound to increase local school taxes: Contact Rauner: Stop schools’ tax cap evasion loophole, … Continue reading

NWH Poll Has 65% Saying County Board Should Not Widen Randall Road

No way to know if the Northwest Herald’s poll on Wednesday is representative or not–or even how many people took part, but the results were not the pro-rapid growth forces in McHenry County would have wanted. The question was Should … Continue reading

CL High School District 155 Board Saves Taxpayers $758,000 a Year…Forever

Ran into Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner and he told me something I did not know before. The High School Board “left $758,000 on the table.” Those were his words. What’s that mean? It means … Continue reading

Rauner Discussing Property Taxes in Springfield

Here’s part of what Governor Bruce Rauner is doing today: What: Governor Holds Roundtable to Discuss Lowering Property Taxes and Reforming Illinois with Taxpayers Where: Wiley Office Furniture, 301 E. Laurel St., Springfield Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016 Time: 10:30 … Continue reading

Reader Challenges Jack Franks on Property Tax Relief

Yesterday, I quoted Jack Franks from an interview on WLS done by “Big” John Howell. One of the reasons Franks gave for running for the Chairmanship of the McHenry County Board was to “…really work on property tax relief…” A … Continue reading

Looking at My Lakewood Tax Bill

McHenry County property tax bills went in the mail last Friday. Most will probably receive them today. If you don’t or if yours is sent to your mortgage house, you can find your bill here.  Just type in your name … Continue reading