From Property Tax Freeze to Need to Get 10% of Registered Voters to Sign a Petition for a Tax Cut Referendum in High Tax School Districts

When Governor Bruce Rauner ran for office, he promoted a permanent real estate tax freeze. He said he would not sign a tax high bill unless it included a four-year property tax freeze. When the Democrats 32% income tax hike … Continue reading

Joe Tirio’s Referendum to Eliminate Recorder’s Office on Primary Ballot

A press release from McHenry County Recorder of Deeds Joe Tirio: County Board Overwhelmingly Approves Resolution to Eliminate the Role of McHenry County Recorder WOODSTOCK, IL – As the votes were tallied in Tuesday’s full County Board meeting, the County … Continue reading

Bill Passes Giving Township Trustees Power to Set Township Road District Abolition or Consolidation Votes

A press release from Lt. Governor Evelyn anguinetti: Township Road & Bridge District consolidation bill sent to Governor CHICAGO – Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti applauds the passage of a bill to allow township trustees to initiate referendums to consolidate township road … Continue reading

Skillicorn Opposes $50 Million Kane County Forest Preserve Referendum & Quick Take Condemnation

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Skillicorn Opposes Referendum & Quick Take Legislation State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Dundee) is opposing the Kane County Forest Preserve $50 Million Property Tax Hike Referendum on the April 4th ballot and the … Continue reading

School Board President Reflects on Not Being Able to Raise Levies Without a Referendum

Cary Grade School Board President cogitates on what tax districts having to pass a referendum before raising their tax levies would look like: It’s interesting to extrapolate what things would look like after several years of freezes. I think most … Continue reading

Skillicorn Criticizes County Clerk’s Chief Deputy’s Challenge of Tax Limit Referendum Petitions

A press release from State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn: McHenry County Clerk office fights property tax freeze referendum State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn’s property tax freeze referendum effort has been challenged by McHenry County Clerk Chief Deputy Linda Fitzgerald. “McHenry County property … Continue reading

Objection Filed Against Allen Skillicorn’s Tax Limit Referendum Petitions

State Representative Allen Skillicorn-elect submitted petitions calling for a referendum stating the following: Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the limits of the County of McHenry be required to seek voter approval by referendum prior to increasing … Continue reading

CL Library Board President Asked for Referendum Tabling

The following email was sent Tuesday afternoon from Crystal Lake Librarian Kathryn Martens to Crystal Lake City Manager Gary Mayerhofer less than three hours before the City Council met: Per instructions from Terri Reece, Library Board President, the Library is … Continue reading

Library Board’s Stated Reasons for a Second $30.1 Million Referendum

Tonight at its 7:30 meting at City Hall, the Crystal Lake City Council will consider whether to allow new Library supporters a second chance to obtain a majority in favor of borrowing $30.1 million. In the November election, the vote … Continue reading

Tax Freeze Referendums Bracket High School District 155

There are three tax freeze referendums. Well, not exactly. They are actually advisory referendums in Lakewood, Fox River Grove and Cary. Lakewood’s asks, Shall each taxing body located partially or wholly within the corporate limits of the Village of Lakewood … Continue reading