Bill Allowing Voters to Abolish Township Government Passes House

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: House Passes McSweeney’s Township Consolidation Bill Springfield, IL – Yesterday the Illinois House overwhelmingly approved State Rep. David McSweeney’s (R-Barrington Hills) measure to allow voters in McHenry County new pathways to eliminate … Continue reading

Comparing Township Road District Property Taxes 2002 Versus 2016-Part 6

48.37% Average Increase in Road & Bridge Funds Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for Township Road Districts. In summary from 2002 to 2016: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 33.8%. County Population increased by 10.55%. County … Continue reading

Comparing Township Property Taxes 2002 Versus 2016-Part 5

Townships Average 37.20% Increase in Tax Levy Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for Townships. In summary from 2002 to 2016: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 33.8%. County Population increased by 10.55%. County Assessments have increased … Continue reading

Comparing School District Property Taxes 2002 Through 2016-Part 4

63.98% Average Increase for School Districts Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for School Districts In summary from 2002 to 2016: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has increased by 33.8%. County Population increased by 10.55%. County Assessments have increased … Continue reading

Comparing Fire District Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 3

Fire District Property Taxes Increased Over 96% A friend of McHenry County Blog compiled the information explaining McHenry County Taxes in correlation to the Consumer Price Index. Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for Fire Districts Part 1 on … Continue reading

Comparing Library and Park District Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 2

Majority of Library and Park District Increases Higher Than CPI A friend of McHenry County Blog compiled the information explaining McHenry County Taxes in correlation to the Consumer Price Index. Today McHenry County Blog is revealing numbers for Library and … Continue reading

Comparing McHenry County Property Tax 2002 Versus 2016-Part 1

CPI Increase Totals 33% – McHenry County Property Taxes Increased Over 75% A friend of McHenry County Blog compiled the information explaining McHenry County Taxes in correlation to the Consumer Price Index. The McHenry County Chairman and some candidates for … Continue reading

A Comparison of Partisan Activity in McHenry County’s Seventeen Townships

Thanks to commenter Mark we can share the following analysis of political party activity around McHenry County: Number (and percentage) of precincts with a Precinct Committeeman candidate in the March 20, 2018 primary election, sorted by township and political party, as of … Continue reading

Lakewood Does Better at Permanent Tax Cutting Than County Government and Algonquin Township, But Half of Next Year’s Tax Cut Can Be Reinstated

Lakewood’s Village Board voted to cut next year’s property taxes by 10%, but half of the cut can be reinstated next year. Five percent was unanimously voted to be cut from the tax levy. That is a permanent cut equal … Continue reading

First Two Days of Precinct Committeemen Filings

There are 212 precincts in McHenry County. Below are the people who have filed for Republican and Democratic Party Precinct Committeemen during the first two days. Algonquin Township ALGONQUIN 7 Republican CAL SKINNER, JR. 275 MERIDIAN ST., LAKEWOOD 60014 ALGONQUIN … Continue reading

Obamacare 23% More Expensive in Woodstock Than Chicago

Here’s what Woodstock resident Susan Handelsman found: Healthcare.gov premiums 23%+ higher in 60098 (Woodstock) than in Chicago 60602 Male age 50 median income $58,000 earner, CHEAPEST BRONZE PLAN, minimum $6000 deductible: ZIP CODE: 60602 (Chicago) vs. 60098 (Woodstock) SEX: Male … Continue reading

15,122 McHenry County Tax Bills Over $10,000

With the House Republicans in Washington seeming to agree that deductions of more than $10,000 for real estate taxes will be disallowed in the future, McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller figured out how many bills are higher than that. It … Continue reading