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

Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Woodstock Town Hall Meeting

This election cycle Democrats have had the reputation of disrupting Republican Congressional Town Hall Meetings. That did not occur at Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren ‘s Monday night Town Hall Meeting at the McHenry County Administrative Center. Hultgren opponent Lauren Underwood’s supporters for … Continue reading

McHenry County’s Union Employee Pay Almost $289,000 in Dues Each Year

McHenry County has unionized employees in four unions: Service Employees International Union (Valley Hi Nursing Home) Fraternal Order of Police (Sheriff’s Department) Local 150 of the Operating Engineers (Highway Department) Metropolitan Alliance of Police (MAP – Circuit Clerk’s Office) 580 … Continue reading

Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes McHenry County in Last Three Weeks of June

A press release from the McHenry County Health Department: Health Department Reports Legionnaires’ Disease WOODSTOCK IL – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) reports that nine County residents were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease between June 7 and July 1. The … Continue reading

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