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

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

“Where Do People Get the Crazy Idea that Once a Tax Increase Is Approved, We’re Stuck with It Forever?”

That’s the question that the Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver asks in a column. He is referring to referendums put on the ballot by the Huntley Park District and the Johnsburg School District. In the Huntley example, old bonds are being … Continue reading