County Considering Cutting Number of Board Members by One-Third, Running in Single-Member Districts

8:30 Tuesday morning, the McHenry County Board’s Legislative Committee will consider a resolution for an advisory referendum to cut the size of the Board by one-third. There are now twenty-four members elected from six districts. The advisory referendum intends the … 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

Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum

When the last new pipeline went through McHenry County, opponents convinced the Illinois Commerce Commission that the pipeline should not have condemnation power. The frosting on the opponents’ arguments was a paper by a University of Chicago Nobel Prize winning … Continue reading

County Board Set to Encourage McHenry County Conservation District Tax Hikes Tuesday

My computer has been out of action while bills under the sponsorship of State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay have worked their way to the Senate floor. The McHenry County Board will vote Tuesday morning on supporting two bills … Continue reading