How Did McHenry County Schools Spend Our 2016 Tax Dollars?

Here’s a table that shows school superintend and teacher salaries for McHenry County school districts, as well as class sizes. A Friend of McHenry County Blog did the heavy lifting in manipulating this data. You will note that Marengo-Union and … Continue reading

How McHenry County Tax Districts Contributed to 2018 Real Estate Tax Bills

With the first installment  of McHenry County property tax bills being due today at McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller’s office or a local bank, McHenry County Blog presents three years of tax levies for virtually all tax districts collecting money … Continue reading

BGA Makes Email Pitch for Support for Bill to Allow Voters to Abolish McHenry County Townships

Here it is: McHenry County Residents Should Be Allowed To Dissolve Their Townships A bill in the Illinois legislature would allow McHenry County residents to dissolve their townships. Government consolidation is a key priority for the BGA and the bill … Continue reading

Rauner Announces Treasury Department Approval of Opportunity Zones – One in NW McHenry County

A press release from Governor Bruce Runer: Gov. Rauner announces Opportunity Zones US Treasury certifies 327 Economic Opportunity Zones in Illinois CHICAGO (May 18, 2018) Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced that 327 Opportunity Zone census tract recommendations submitted by the … Continue reading

What Park Districts Did to 2018 McHenry County Property Tax Bills

There are not a lot of park districts in the United States. In fact, I know of none outside of Illinois. McHenry County has five. They tend to attract people who think recreation is the biggest “good” in government. They … Continue reading

Fire Protection Districts Effect of 2018 Property Taxes

Here are the statistics on how Fire Protection Districts had on McHenry County tax bills: Fire Protection Districts                           Alg-LITH FPD $7,821,097 $8,702,042 11.3%   $8,886,661 2.1% Barrington … Continue reading

McHenry County’s 2018 Real Estate Tax Bill Music Video

This summarizes McHenry County tax bills this year: McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. They reached our mailbox Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories of … Continue reading

BGA Supports McSweeney Abolish McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill

Looking at an email from the Better Government Association, I found an endorsement of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637, of fifteen bills the organization is supported. The email describes the bill like this: HB 4637: Allows the board … Continue reading

Edgar County Watchdogs Coming to Crystal Lake Tuesday Night

McHenry County Libertarians will be holding their monthly meeting at the Rib House on Route 176  at the Crystal Lake Rib House, 540 E Terra Both Kirotta  (Route 176) on Tuesday night. Dinner, conversation and drinks will begin at 6:30. … Continue reading