Comparing the Number of Employees of McHenry County Townships

The Illinois State Comptroller has a data base contacting information about tax districts throughout Illinois. Looking at 2017 data from those for the seventeen townships in McHenry County, one finds the number of employees running from a low of 2 … Continue reading

Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Commenter Provides Info on Proposed Nunda Township Group Home

Foreclosed Home Purchased with Taxpayer Dollars Commenter “CB” posted the following on previous McHenry County Blog article Planned Group Home in Nunda Township Irks Neighbors. Within 48 hours of the Nunda Meeting the community found out that a foreclosed home … Continue reading

Nunda Township Board Replaces Trustee Ed Dvorak with Losing Candidate for Assessor

Long-time public servant Ed Dvorak retired as a Nunda Township Trustee late last year. That left four members on the Township Board Supervisor Lee Jennings and his ally Trustee Karen Tynis wanted to appoint Justin Franzke to the vacancy. Franzke ran for … Continue reading

Nunda Township Assessments – Level and Uniformity

Nunda Township assessments three-year median average for 2017 is 31.8%. Because that is lower than the 33.3% that state law mandates, McHenry County will increase each parcel’s assessment with what is commonly called a “township multiplier.” The level of uniformity … Continue reading

Message of the Day – A Tee Shirt

Found this being worn by Deb Health, the leader of the First Methodist Church of Crystal Lake’s Food Ministry every Friday (come at noon for free food) at the Nunda Township Hall: Heath explained that God fills our glasses every … Continue reading

Nunda Township’s Contract with Waste Hauler Has Leaf Vaccuuming

Ah, the good ol’ days. Right after Earth Day in 1970, the Illinois General Assembly passed and Governor Richard Ogilvie signed a bill to ban open burning. Lakewood residents had always burned their leaves. It was so bad that vision … Continue reading

Petition Challenges in McHenry County

Here are the candidate petition challenges filed at McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan’s office today: … Continue reading

Four Applicants for Nunda Township Trustee Vacancy

he resignation of Ed Dvorak from the Nunda Township Board created an opening to be filled by appointment. Applicants follow: William Boltz – Retired union carpenter who lives in Burton’s Bridge, is Republican Precinct Committeeman in Nunda 1 and a … Continue reading

Nunda Township Road Commissioner Drainage Work Stopped

Drainage work done by Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance has been dogged by citizen complaints since shortly after he took office. Now at the beginning of his second term Colby Drive widening has been halted by the McHenry County … Continue reading

Former Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler Explains “Coefficient of Dispersion”

Reader Susan Handelsman found this explanation on Nunda Township web site.  Assessor Mark Dzemske informs me it was written in 2001 by former Supervisor John Heisler. This is good explanation from Nunda Township Assessment website: Coefficient of Dispersion . . … Continue reading

Final Unofficial Results Show Incumbents Win in Nunda Township

They weren’t on the same slate, but Lee Jennings was re-elected Supervisor, Appointed Assessor Mark Dzemske won a full-term and incumbent Mike Lesperance won another four years as Road Commissioner. Results posted on election night by the McHenry County Clerk … Continue reading

With 2,550 Votes, Tallies in Nunda Township Tightening

2,550 have now been cast for Township Supervisor where incumbent Lee Jennings is ahead of the mainly non-incumbent slate candidate Cate Williams by 124 votes. Third candidate Mike Walkup is out of the running. For Assessor appointed incumbent Mark Dzemske … Continue reading