Mike Walkup’s Talks of Jack Franks “Lies” at the League of Women Voter’s Forum the Democrat Stiffed

Here’s the five-minute talk that Republican County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup gave Monday at the League of Women Voters event that Democrat Jack Franks refused to attend: Mike Walkup’s Address to the League of Women Voter’s Forum This is … Continue reading

Franks Almost Agrees with Walkup that Valley Hi Tax Should Be Abolished

At his second Town Hall Meeting, held at the Eastgate Library in Algonquin, State Rep. Jack Franks was asked whether he favored a zero levy, knowing that it would eliminate the tax for Valley Hi forever. Franks, running for the … Continue reading

Veterans Assistant Commissioner Rebuts Democratic County Board Member’s Allegation about Mistreatment of Veterans at Valley Hi

Veterans Assistance Commission Executive Superintendent Mike Iwanicki replied to a blog post by District 1 Democratic Party Board candidate Kerri Barber at Tuesday’s County Board meeting. Barber attacked the County Board for zeroing out the $3 million Valley Hi tax on this … Continue reading

Yvonne Barnes Gets Special Finance Committee Meeting on Valley Hi Finances

At the beginning of Thursday’s McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup called for the abolition of the property tax levied for the Valley Hi Nursing Home. He pointed out that the nursing home … Continue reading

Walkup Calls for Abolition of Valley Hi Tax

During the public comment period before the McHenry County Finance and Audit Committee Thursday morning, Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup called for the abolition of the Valley Hi tax. Walkup led the fight last year to zero … Continue reading

$2.75 Million Request for Valley HI Surfaces, Even Though $42 Million in Bank

This morning, the McHenry County Board’s Public Health and Human Services Committee considered a recommending that property owners be taxed $2.75 million for the Valley Hi Nursing Home next year. That’s the amount in the budget document considered and passed … Continue reading

Franks Attends Valley Hi Meeting, Probably His First

Perhaps the best manager working for McHenry County is Valley Hi Administrator Tom Annarella. The Northwest Herald has an article today about scabies at the nursing home. It was stimulated by County Board Chairman candidate Jack Franks the Northwest Herald … Continue reading

Franks Leads with 10% Property Tax Cut Promise

In an email blasted out by Jack Franks for his County Board Chairmanship campaign, He promises to cut county government’s property tax levy by 10% the first day he is in office. That would be during the first week of December, if … Continue reading

Minutes of the Valley Hi Consultant’s Presentation

These draft minutes offer another version of the outside consultant’s presentation to the Valley Hi Operating Board last week:  McHenry County Blog’s take can be found here. WIPFLI Market Analysis Presentation and Discussion – Mike Edwin Mr. Annarella introduced Mike … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Valley Hi’s over $41 Million Bank Balance

Susan Handelsman, who regularly attends the Valley Hi Nursing Home’s Operating Board meetings, left the following long comment under my story about the consultant’s report last week. I think it will add to the discussion of what to do with … Continue reading

Valley Hi Consultant’s Report

Have to say I was disappointed with the Wipfli LLP Market Study Report presented at the joint meeting of the Valley Hi Operating Committee and Public Health and Human Services Committee. From the hour or so presentation and discussion I … Continue reading