Johnsburg Suspends Developer Impact Fees

When McHenry County was the fastest growing county in the United States for three decades, current residents complained loudly (and accurately) that new subdivisions were not paying their own way. The result was the imposition of developer impact fees to … Continue reading

What Library Districts Did to 2018 McHenry County Real Estate Tax Bills

Here is a comparison of property tax burdens levied by libraries in McHerty County for the last three years. All are library districts, except Crystal Lake’s, which is part of city government and whose levy must be approved by the … Continue reading

28 Write-In Candidacies Surface, Shepley Challenged by Chadwick

The biggest is the write-in challenge of Sascha Chadwick to Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley. As McHenry County Blog reported the night it happened, Shepley managed to convince his fellow City Council members that Chadwick, a CPA and entrepreneur. ¬†(See … Continue reading