Illinois Police Institute Features Bob and Anna May Miller’s Pensions

From the Illinois Policy Institute: AMID CONTROVERSY, POLITICAL TOWNSHIP COUPLE BANKS NEARLY $100K IN PENSION BENEFITS Voted out of office in 2017 amid allegations of patronage and waste, Algonquin Township’s former highway commissioner has since found work at neighboring townships … Continue reading

Reick Goes after Pensions of Sex Abusing Teachers

Found on State Rep. Steve Reick’s web site: Rep. Reick Files Legislation to Strip Teachers who Sexually Abuse Students of their Pensions At a recent joint meeting of the House and Senate K-12 Education Committees, a former Walter Payton College … Continue reading

Local Pensions Cause Huge Real Estate Tax Increases

An article by Austin Berg of  the Illinois Policy Institute: WHY YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IS SO HIGH, AND HOW TO FIX IT Less than 50 cents of every additional property tax dollar over the last 20 years went to … Continue reading

Pensions and Property Taxes

An article by Austin Berg of  the Illinois Policy Institute: WHY YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL IS SO HIGH, AND HOW TO FIX IT Less than 50 cents of every additional property tax dollar over the last 20 years went to … Continue reading

Riley and Harrison (Wonder Lake) Grade School Districts Only Ones in McHenry County to Avoid Teacher Pension Spiking Penalties

The following article is reprinted with the permission of the Illinois News Network.  You will note it was written by former Northwest Herald Editor Brett Rowland> INN investigation: McHenry County schools continue to pad pensions, pay $620k in penalties for … Continue reading

Pointing to Algonquin Township Road District Payroll Spiking to Increase Pension Bases Under Bob Miller

Published by Illinois Leaks and republished with permission. Algonquin Township Road District – Why taxpayers may have to pay for a very long time BY KIRK ALLEN ON MAY 28, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry Co. (ECWd) – The Algonquin Township Road District … Continue reading

Ex-LITH Deputy Chief Keeps Pension Despite Sexual Assault on Teen Girl

It was after the Lake in the Hills Police Pension Board meeting was well underway Thursday that I realized I would miss the meeting. Fortunately, the Chicago Tribune sent stringer George Houde to the meeting. That resulted in a page … Continue reading

Skillicorn Urges End of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief’s Pension, Collection Prison Cost from Proceeds

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Rep. Skillicorn Demands Greater Accountability of Pension Payouts Lake in the Hills, IL… A former LITH Deputy Police Chief, Alan Bokowski, was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty … Continue reading

Pension of Former LITH Deputy Police Chief Alan Bokowski, Sentenced for Child Sexual Assault, on LITH Police Pension Agenda Tomorrow Afternoon

Alan Bokowski, a long-time resident of the west end of Crystal Lake, was indicted for 3 Counts of Criminal Sexual Assault 5 counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse That was in January of 2017. In February of this year, Bokowski … Continue reading

John Jung Draws Both McHenry County Board Salary and Pension

Long-time McHenry County Board member John Jung is being paid not only by the McHenry County Board, but but by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund for past service. During the Fiscal Year ending in November, 2017, Jung’s compensation was $43,282.80. That … 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