McHenry Township Presentation on Scams Wed.

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Presentation on Scams The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is teaming up with Senior Services to present information on current scams now surfacing in McHenry County. The presentation will be … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Burden Shift for Seniors

Senior citizens who are eligible for the senior citizen assessment freeze got a surprise last year. Their tax bills went up. That’s because other people’s assessments went down. It’s called “burden shift.” The tax burden was shifted from non-seniors to … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Hiding Audit of Senior Bus Services

McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer conducted an audit of the grant to the Nunda Township Road Commissioner for Senior Bus Service. Since County government was responsible for awarding the money, it seems appropriate that the Auditor should see if it … Continue reading

Wheeler Introduces Bill to Cut Taxes for Families who Modify their Homes to Care for Relatives

A press release from State Rep. Barb Wheeler: Wheeler Aims to Alleviate Home Healthcare Springfield, IL…Working with local property tax assessors and home healthcare providers, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) has introduced House Bill 3715, a measure aimed at … Continue reading

Two Ken Koehler Pieces Arrive Today

It’s a beautiful Saturday with people out raking leaves, taking leisurely walks and talking to neighbors. And, I’ve been knocking on doors trying to convince people to vote against Jack Franks’ referendum to create a County Executive form of government. … Continue reading

Pat Quinn and Legislators Kill Senior Citizen Tax Relief

The law is still on the books, but, as they say in the movies, the contents are on the cutting room floor. The bill was originally passed using money from the new 2 1/2% income tax by Governor Richard Ogilvie. … Continue reading

Jim Roden Says Ken Koehler Conflict of Interest Waiver Is One Reason He’s Running for County Board

Commenting on the McHenry County Board’s decision to send a conflict of interest waiver to the Federal government’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, District 2 Democrat Jim Roden made the following comments: “I can’t believe what just happened. “17 … Continue reading

Grafton Trustees Reject Moore Attorney Selection

Thursday night, the Grafton Township Trustees rejected Supervisor Linda Moore’s selection of Rockford’s John Nelson as Township Attorney. Little surprise there, since Nelson’s representation of Moore led to the dismissal of both the Trustees’ favored law firm Ancel Glink, but … Continue reading

Grafton Township Critic Says Let Other Governments Absorb Its Functions

McHenry County Blog has some thoughtful thinkers. One has posted the comment below under the last article. Certainly people are talking about abolishing Grafton Township.   Two trustees have told me that might even favor the idea. I found one … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Cuts Seniors’ Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Program in Half

That’s what Pat Quinn’s Department of Aging put in the Circuit Breaker forms being mailed out to seniors and the disabled. That’s what I learned in Sunday’s article by Daniel T. Zanoza of Republicans For Fair Media. Here’s the announcement … Continue reading