League of Women Voters Crystal Lake High School Board Candidate Forum Thursday Night at MCC

he McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night for Crystal Lake High School Board candidates Thursday night starting at 7. An informal Meet and Greet opportunity will occur at 6:30. The event will be held at … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Crystal Lake High School Board Candidate Forum Thursday Night

he McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night for Crystal Lake High School Board candidates Thursday night starting at 7. An informal Meet and Greet opportunity will occur at 6:30. The event will be held at … Continue reading

With Five Seats Open Ten File for McHenry County College Board

Below are the ten people who filed petitions ro run for the McHenry County College Board. Only one elected incumbent is running for re-election–Molly Walsh. Karen Tirio is retiring. Three appointed incumbents will be on the ballot–Thomas Allen, Mary Beth … Continue reading

MCC Teacher Ignores MCC Board’s Opposition Woodstock TIF District

From Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman: 2018 Woodstock TIF 2 City Council Appeal 11-20-18 Woodstock City Council, the only people empowered now to stop Woodstock TIF 2, need to be made aware that the so-called ‘taxpayer’s representative” on the Joint Review Board … 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

Two New McHenry County College Trustees Appointed

A press release from McHenry County College: McHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE (MCC) BOARD OF TRUSTEES SELECT TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS TO SERVE INTERIM POSITIONS [October 30, 2018. Crystal Lake, IL] At a special Board meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018, the … Continue reading

Will Paul Serswatka Be the Second Governmental Leader to Leave McHenry County?

With two  U-Haul trucks having left Lakewood Village President Paul Serwatka’s home late last week, it certainly looks as if he is leaving Illinois. If so, he would be the second head of a local government to pull up stakes. … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Bills Coming Monday

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. Since they didn’t come Saturday, I’m guessing they will arrive in most mailboxes Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories … Continue reading

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

Linda Liddell New McHenry County College Board President

Long-time McHenry County College Board Trustee Linda Liddell was selected on a 6-1 vote to replace Chris Jenner as President of the Board. She replaced Vice-Chairman and Interim Chairman Diane Evertsen, who received the one vote, from Karen Tirio. MCC … Continue reading

Five Being Interviewed to Replace MCC Board Member Chris Jenner

Former McHenry County College Board President Chris Jenner is in Florida where the temperature was 56 degrees, not ideal Florida weather, but 40-50 degrees warmer than Crystal Lake during the day. Tonight the remaining six members of the College Board … Continue reading