Tax Protest Suit Against Algonquin Township – Part 1

With Algonquin Township’s newly-elected officials meeting tonight, here is a recent filing by tax protest attorney Timothy Dwyer that will probably not be discussed: Here is the latest tax protest suit filed by Attorney Tim Dwyer against Algonquin Township: TAXPAYERS’ … Continue reading

The Woodstock School District Tax Protest

From Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman: UPDATE ON TAX RATE OBJECTION LAWSUIT AGAINST WOODSTOCK D200 1. Attorney Tim Dwyer is filing a tax objection, and plaintiffs have until late October to join the suit. Recovery amount for each plaintiff is expected to … Continue reading

Woodstock School District Tax Protest Meeting Next Friday Night

Taxpayers in Woodstock District 200 are invited to a meeting about paying taxes under protest. The details are below: TAX OBJECTION LAWSUIT against Woodstock D200 Attorney Tim Dwyer will explain issues and Woodstock field questions from prospective plaintiffs: Friday September … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Spearheads Woodstock School Tax Protest Suit

An email from Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman: Invitation to join Tax Objection lawsuit against Woodstock D200 Woodstock IL has a property tax rate of 4.6% of total home fair market value. That is staggering when compared with mortgage interest rates below … Continue reading

WL School District Capitulates to Tax Protesters, $123,000 Being Refunded

St. Charles attorney Tim Dwyer asked property owners associations and businesses on the eastern side of Wonder Lake if they would like to join in protesting excessive taxation by the Harrison Grade School District. Those that took up his offer … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Gets Tax Protest Christmas Present

The City of Crystal Lake won the tax protest case which argued that a majority of the city council was necessary to pass its taxing ordinance. At stake was $1.6 million in property taxes. Reversing McHenry County Circuit Judge Michael … Continue reading

Tax Protest Suit against Wonder Lake’s Harrison Grade School

The first part of attorney Tim Dwyer’s tax protest suit is against McHenry County.  You can read about that here. The second section goes after excessive levies at Wonder Lake’s Harrison Grade School District 36. As with the challenged funds … Continue reading

Tax Protest Suit against McHenry County, Harrison School, CL Grade & High School, plus Alg & McH Townships

Four tax districts in McHenry County are targeted in a tax protest suit filed by attorney Timothy Dwyer on behalf of WKS CRYSTAL Lake, LLC, ET AL. McHenry County is accused of having excessive funds on hand for the Valley Hi Nursing … Continue reading

A Second Way to Attack Real Estate Taxes

Residents are by now familiar with real estate tax assessment appeals. That’s an attack on the accuracy of one’s assessed value. McHenry County Blog even has an advertiser, attorney Jim Bishop, who handles such appeals. There is, however, a second approach to … Continue reading

CL Tax Levy Challenged – $1.6 Million at Stake

A number of local business have filed suit against the City of Crystal Lake claiming that its Council didn’t have enough people voting in favor of the ordinance it passed in December of 2013. The plaintiffs cite a state law … Continue reading