Munaretto Fails to Get County Real Estate Contract

Former McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto failed to get a contract to handle real estate deals with the County at Tuesday night’s meeting. This was the second time the resolution to approve him made it to the Board floor. … Continue reading

Rural Woodstock Tax Analysis

A friend of McHenry County Blog offers this analysis of Woodstock’s rural tax rates: These are the past 4 years of tax rates; that is, the percentage taken of 1/3 of the assessed fair market value of taxpayers’ homes. Tax … Continue reading

Brokers Contacted for County Real Estate Business

The McHenry County Board’s Management Services Committee recommended that the real estate firm of Marc Munaretto, former County Board member, recently appointed Metra representative and former Algonquin Clerk be contracted to handle property transactions (with the exception of right-of-way purchases). … Continue reading

Munaretto Gets Committee Nod for County Real Estate Business

Earlier this morning, McHenry County Blog reported on Marc Munaretto’s real estate firm being the only one to ask to represent the County in property purchases or sales. A Request for Proposal was sent to over a dozen firms, but … Continue reading

Munaretto Recommended for County’s Real Estate Broker

Only one real estate broker out of fourteen who were asked if he/she wanted to represent McHenry County in real estate matters was interested. The only reply was from former McHenry County Board member Marc Munaretto. Munaretto retired from the … Continue reading

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

Assessment Appeal Deadlines Thus Far

There are thirty days to appeal one’s assessment after publication of real estate assessments. Here is the schedule for those whose publication has occurred or who publication is set: 2012 ASSESSMENT PUBLICATIONS The 2012 assessments for McHenry Township will publish … 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