More Evidence of Democratic Party Infighting

During June, McHenry County Blog ran the court papers in a suit between progressive and organization Democrats. McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 1 McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 2 McHenry Democrats Air … Continue reading

Northwest Herald Chastises Algonquin Township Board for Not Putting Road District Question on the Ballot

On Saturday, the Northwest Herald Editorial Board (Jim Ringness, Jon Styf, Eric Olson, Kyle Nabors and Hannah Prokop) gave a “Thumbs-down” to those on the Algonquin Township Board who refused to put a referendum on the ballot concerning putting the … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Support of Bob Miller’s Tenure Evident in Road District Abolition Referendum Support

Republished with permission from Illinois Leaks: McHenry Co. Chairman Jack Franks letter to Algonquin Township is a lie BY JMKRAFT ON JULY 12, 2018 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT ) McHenry County, IL. (ECWd) –When we used the term “lie” in the title, we define it … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Put Road District Abolition Referendum on the Ballot, Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser Endorses Referendum

Algonquin Township Board members refused to even second a motion by Trustee Rachael Lawrence to place a referendum on the fall ballot that would abolish the Township Road District in 2021 After abolition of the department, now virtually independent of … Continue reading

Skillicorn Joins Franks in Calling for Referendum to Put Algonquin Township Road District Under Township Board in 2021

A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: Franks, Skillicorn Asking Algonquin Township for Referendum to Abolish Highway Department WOODSTOCK, Ill. – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn is joining McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ call for the Algonquin Township Board … Continue reading

Oversight, Not Cost Savings, Goal of Proponents’ of Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted here with permission of Ned Neumannn, its author Cost Savings Not Goal of Abolition of Independent McHenry Township Road District Why do so many seemingly intelligent people read simple things and not understand … Continue reading

Citizen Argues Checks and Balances, Not Tax Savings Reason for Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

The following letter to the Northwest Herald is reprinted with permission of its author: To the editor: Regarding the proposal in McHenry Township to eliminate the road district taxing body and having it taken over by the township board, why … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums & Footnotes

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Getting Out from Under the Property Tax Cap

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Non-Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting & Raising Referendums in Non-Tax Cap Counties

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

Property Tax Cutting Referendums – Research Design

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn asked the Legislative Research Unit to take a look at two questions: Could property taxes have been lowered by referendum before PTELL [FN 1] [called the Property Tax Cap by most folks]?  If so, did that … Continue reading

McHenry Citizen Says Annual Town Meeting Had No Authority to Order Township Board to Conduct a Cost-Benefit Study on Elimination of an Independent Road District

The following was written by Jon Gealow of McHenry and published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday.  It is re-published here with his permission. Robert Beltran’s Protestations are Without Merit If Mr. Beltran chooses to in his own mind call Mr. … Continue reading

Saving Township Government by Putting McHenry Township Road District under Township Board

Ned Neumann wrote this letter to the Northwest Herald.  It is reprinted here with his permission: Vote to eliminate the road district If you are a supporter of township government you should probably give some additional thought as to what … Continue reading

Independent McHenry Township Road District Abolitionists Suit Up

Well, “tee-shirt up” might be a better description. These folks intend to march in the McHenry and Johnsburg parades and seek others to join them. They are supporting a referendum which will be on the ballot in November asking voters … 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