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

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