Illinois Leaks Looks at Andrew Gasser’s Case Against the Algonquin Township Board

Reprinted with permission from Illinois Leaks: Algonquin Township Road District seeks Preliminary Injuction, Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment and other Relief against Algonquin Township BY KIRK ALLEN ON NOVEMBER 10, 2018 • ( 2 COMMENTS ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – Summary of the Case: “Defendants illegally reduced the Algonquin … Continue reading

Six Years of No Increase in Tax Levy for McHenry County College, New Growth Has Brought Tax Share Down

Since the team of Karen Tirio, Chris Jenner, Ron Parrish and Tom Wilbeck were elected to the McHenry County College Board six years ago,  along with Molly Walsh, the MCC tax levy has remained constant. With new growth occurring, the … Continue reading

County Board Discussing Cutting Real Estate Tax Levy from $71.8 to $69.8 Million

The McHenry County Board put next year’s real estate tax levy at $69,848,422. That is a reduction from this year’s $71,839,610. Last year the levy was $79,424,610.97. The County Board reduced it by about 9.5%, but some County Board members continued … Continue reading

Two Days Before County Budget Rolllout and Bottom Line Still Missing

The McHenry County Board’s Finance Committee gathered for a long meeting on Tuesday, but a huge chunk of next year’s budget is still missing. What will the levy be? That’s the unanswered question. Committee members were told that a paper … Continue reading

Bad Math at the Chicago Tribune and Northwest Herald

The Sunday before last, the Chicago Tribune’s main editorial had an error regarding the McHenry County tax levy cut this year. Here is the paragraph in the editorial about McHenry County: Did the Tribune depend upon a press release from … Continue reading

Fire Protection Districts Are McHenry County’s Tax Increase Leaders

McHenry County Levy Increases Outpace Municipalities In a previous McHenry County Blog articles Comparing McHenry County Property Tax 2002 Versus 2016 it was discovered that while the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased 33.8% from 2002 to 2016, most McHenry … Continue reading

Serwatka Proposes 10% Property Tax Cut in Lakewood

A press release from Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka: Lakewood Proposes 10% Cut in Property Tax Levy Village Board to Vote This Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm. This Tuesday, December 12th 2017, at Turnberry Country Club Meeting Room, staff and … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Road District Levy Cut 5%

Citing a promise made during his campaign for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser presented the Township Board with a levy for next year that is 5% less than what was taxed this year. He was asked if it was … Continue reading

Lake in the Hills Seeks Flat or Lower Real Estate Tax Levy for 8th Straight Year

$5,481,687.66 was the amount the McHenry County Treasurer requested from property taxpayers to finance the Village of Lake in the Hills this year. The LITH Village Board is scheduled to ask for the same amount, $5,481,688, according to its agenda … Continue reading

Andrew Gasser Proposes 5% Cut in Algonquin Township Road District Taxes

$3,729,762.70 is the amount that Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser will ask be levied for the Road District next year. This year, $3,926,154.18–almost $200,000 more–was extracted from property owners in Algonquin Township. Gasser proposes cutting the budget proposed by … Continue reading

Former CL High School School Board Candidate Calls Out Board Members Who Beat Him

In an extensive article by former Northwest Herald Editor Dan McCabe, now working for the Illinois News Network under former NWH Managing Editor Chris Krug, McCabe sites the impending tax hike vote on the Crystal Lake High School District 155 … Continue reading