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

McHenry County College Board Saves Taxpayers Over $20 Million by Having Flat Tax Levy for Five Years Running

A press release from McHenry County College: McHenry County College Board Approves Flat Tax Levy for Fifth Consecutive Year [Oct. 4, 2017.Crystal Lake, IL] At their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 28, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees … Continue reading