Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … Continue reading

Tax Bills in Mail Friday, Curious Can Find Totals Online Now

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller will put property tax bills in the mail on Friday. If you can stand the suspense, you can got to the Treasurer’s web site find the total amount you will be charged. Here is the … Continue reading

Franks Calls on Algonquin Township Board to Schedule Referendum on Fall Ballot to Put Road Commissioner Under Their Control

Jack Franks has sent the following email to members of the Algonquin Township Board: I am writing this letter to urge the Township Board to put a binding referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Algonquin Township Highway Department. … Continue reading

GOP Will Pick Fall Auditor Candidate Wednesday

Five people applied for the post of McHenry County Auditor, which became vacant when Pam Palmer retired. Tuesday McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks will offer the name of Chief Deputy Auditor Shannon Teresi as Palmer’s replacement through the rest … Continue reading

County Employee Changes Jack Franks Campaign Sign in Mid-Afternoon of Work Day

On Tuesday, November 7th, shortly after 2:40 in the afternoon, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ assistant Kevin Craver was spotted changing the  sign of Franks’ Route 14 campaign office. The man he replaced was Oliver Sarifini, who had previously … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bows to GOP Wishes That Shannon Teresi Be Appointed County Auditor

Shortly after McHenry County Auditor Pam Palmer annpunced her retirement, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks appeared in a Northwest Herald article announcing that he wanted to abolish the office. In the same article former Crystal Lake Grade School Board … Continue reading

Week After Election NWH Notices Defining Element–Anonymous Hit Pieces from Jack Franks’ Allies

The Northwest Herald could not bother to write an article about the hit pieces the allies of Jack Franks were sending out to defame his Republican political opponents before the election, but decided to put it on the front page … Continue reading

LITH Seeks To Rid Self of Water Customers in Unincorporated Areas

The following email was sent to McHenry County Blog last week by Debbie Mahler: “For years, residents of Flint Michigan knew something wasn’t right with their water, and officials hid the truth. In LITH officials have openly admitted that the … Continue reading

Short and Sweet Resolution Making McHenry County Primary Election Legal

Despite McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellans opinion that the Clerk has sole authority over elections, McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks had the below resolution added to the county board’s Monday regular meeting agenda. Squeaking in under the 48 hour … Continue reading

Joe Tirio Comments on Polling Location Changes, Cites State Statute

The following comment was posted by McHenry County Recorder and candidate for County Clerk, Joe Tirio under previous blog post Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan: This story was brought to my attention and I thought it might be interesting … Continue reading

Jack Franks Bailing Out Mary McClellan

Last Minute Agenda Change to Make Primary Election Valid As reported earlier, state law requires the County Board to approve changes in polling places. County Clerk Mary McClellan’s Oversight May Invalidate Tuesday Election McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan, an attorney … Continue reading