Crystal Lake Grade School Supt. Says School Closing Study Won’t Be Ready for for Months

Yesterday Crystal Lake Elementary School Superintendent Donn Mendoza sent Crystal Lake Library Director Kathryn Martens the following email: “Attached is the operational information you requested. “As per our discussion, last night, our Board directed me to commence a study and … Continue reading

Woodstock Man Sentenced in $9 Million Ponzi Scheme

Woodstock’s Francis X. Sanchez has been sentenced to 11 and a third years in Rockford Federal Court fraudulently obtaining $7 million from investors in his InvestForClosures business. Sanchez admitted wrong-doing, which can be read in the press release from the … Continue reading

What’s Happened to Real Estate Prices in McHenry County over the Last Five Years?

I found the following information on the Chicago Tribune’s Real Estate page on the internet. It has an interative map of McHenry County (and all other parts of the six-county Chicago metropolitan area) that tells what has happened to real … Continue reading

Surges Rebuts McConnaughay “Hit Piece” on Property Tax Payments

A press release from Cliff Surges, who is running against Karen McConnaughay: REPUBLICAN CLIFF SURGES ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR PROPERTY TAX FREEZE LEGISLATION WHILE McCONNAUGHAY’S WEAK ATTACK ON SURGES MISSES THE MARK “Property Tax Freeze is what is important,” says Surges, … Continue reading

Almost 6% Appeal Assessments in McHenry County

The table above shows the seventeen townships in McHenry County, the number of appeals for this tax year (2011 assessments, taxes to be collected in 2012), the total number of real estate parcels, plus the percentage of appeals from each … Continue reading

Township Officials Oppose Tax Diversion, Limitation

The lobbying arm of Illinois Township Officials is urging local members to call their legislators to ask them to oppose two bills. One takes money from a state subsidy that should have been phased out decades ago. It looks like … Continue reading

Assessment Appeal Time

Sorry for the delay in pointing out that homeowners can appeal their assessments in McHenry Township. It looks like the deadline is the day before the election. The sparsely populated Dunham Township, on the south edge of Harvard, also has … Continue reading

McHenry County Unveils Property Information System

Read about it yourself in this press release from county government.  There is much, much more than tax information for individual properties. McHenry County Announces New Public Property Search Viewer WOODSTOCK, IL – The McHenry County GIS Department is pleased … Continue reading