Mid-Friday Report on Early Payment of Property Taxes – $15-20 Million Expected

Asked for an interim report on homeowners prepaying real estate taxes in McHenry County, Treasurer Glenda Miller replied as follow: As far as the number of taxpayers coming to the office…over the past couple weeks there have been approximately 6,000. … Continue reading

Nob Questions Algonquin Road District Tax Protest Loss

Let’s start with Nob’s comment and, then look at Judge Thomas Meyer’s Court Order. Nob’s Comment Another half the story post by Cal. The Road levy was also part of the lawsuit and that was excused. It was excused because … Continue reading

McHenry County Residents Can Prepay Property Tax Bills

Why would one want to do that? With the Federal income tax being amended to preclude deduction of property and state income taxes above $10,000 from one’s Federal income, some people might be interested in what McHenry County Treasurer offers. … Continue reading

4,150 (Almost 12%) Algonquin Township Property Owners Have Real Estate Tax Bills Over $10,000

Previously, McHenry County Blog reported that over 15,000 property tax bills in McHenry County exceeded $10,000. Wby is that of interest? Because U.S. House Republicans, with Algonquin Township’s Congressman Peter Roskam on the tax writing committee,have proposed allowing deductions for real … Continue reading

Over 21,000 Kane County Tax Bills Exceed $10,000 Deductibility Threshold in GOP Income Tax Reform Plan

$10,000 is the maximum amount that income tax filers will be able to deduct in property taxes under the proposed income tax reform being pushed by U.S. House Republicans. In McHenry County, as was reported Friday, there are 15,122 real … Continue reading

Tribune Assessment Article Features 2% Effective Tax Rate for Overtaxed Chicago Homeowner

I was reading the second of the Chicago Tribune’s article on real estate assessments in Cook County and was struck be the following paragraph: In the end, the property taxes she paid that year represented more than 2 percent of … Continue reading

McConchie Bill Would Allow Tax Districts to Take Credit for Tax Cuts

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation providing transparency to property taxpayers passes Senate Springfield, IL… The Illinois Senate has recognized the importance of providing property taxpayers with some practical transparency, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), … Continue reading

5% Increase in Skinner Tax Bill for County Government

I got a preview of my tax bill and discovered that the amount going to McHenry County government this year is going from $795.10 to $834.49. That’s a 4.2% increase. Most of that came from the fourteen Republicans who voted … Continue reading

McConchie Wants to Give Credit to Governments That Cut Taxes

A press release from State Senator Dan McConchie: McConchie legislation would help taxpayers know when local governments cut their property tax bill Springfield, IL… State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) has sponsored practical transparency legislation that would clearly outline for taxpayers when … Continue reading

Lying Jack Franks Continues Campaign to Deceive People into Thinking He Will Cut Their Tax Bills 10%

Take a look at McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Lying Jack Franks‘ latest email containing promoting his campaign, signed by Doris Hernandez and Miles Colvin. There is no mention of what newspaper editorial endorsements of Franks emphasize, that is, that Franks only … Continue reading

Franks’ “I’ll Cut Your Property Tax” Pitch from 18 Years Ago

In 1998, when Jack Franks had dark hair, he wrote a long op-ed piece for the Northwest Herald for October 26th, right before the fall election when he beat appointed incumbent Mike Brown. The paper spread it across its entire … Continue reading

Two Promises Jack Franks Won’t Keep

Readers already are aware of two promises that State Rep. Jack Franks did not keep. McHenry County Blog first revealed his term limit pledge on October 30, 2013, complete with Northwest Herald articles and two personal testimonies from 1998 Jack … Continue reading