An Invitation to Fight Taxes in the McHenry Grade School District

The following email has arrived from McHenry Elementary District School Board member John O’Neill: At the McHenry School District #15 Board of Education meeting held Tuesday, November 13th at Landmark School in McHenry we voted on publishing the “Notice of … Continue reading

Fox River Grove & Harrison Grade Schools at Maximum Tax Rate in Education Fund, Harvard Hits It Next Year

Looking at maximum tax rates for school districts in McHenry County, I discovered that Fox River Grove Elementary School District 3 is blocked from raising its taxes not by the Property Tax Cap, but by having reached it $3.50 per … Continue reading

Townships and Tax Caps

Let’s go through the townships in alphabetical order to see how the Real Estate Tax cap affects how much money they can collect. This information, as with previous articles about the Tax Cap, comes from the McHenry County Clerk’s web … Continue reading

Marengo Park District at Maximum Corporate Tax Rate, Barrington Hills Park District Courts Maximum Tax Rates

Today we are looking at Park Districts with territory in McHenry County to find out if any are close to their maximum rate limits. The source of this information is the Tax Rate page of the McHenry County Clerk’s web … Continue reading

Tax Cap Might Soon Force Some Tax Districts to Behave like Families on Fixed Incomes

A public official mentioned that the Tax Cap is going to “cost” the McHenry County Mental Health Board $600-900,000 this coming year. Problem about bumping up against the Property Tax Cap, I gathered. Whenever I heard a tax district official … Continue reading

McHenry County Board Members May Have Signaled Intention to “Tax to the Max” Again

Getting as much money out of taxpayers is pretty much the goal of every tax district official, from school board member to township trustee. To do that, boards need to ask for more than the increase in the Cost of … Continue reading