Small Tax Hike Referendums Fail

Tax Hike referendums in Hebron Township and the Village of Greenwood were trounced. Here is the Hebron Township question: Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Hebron Township, McHenry County, Illinois, be increased from the … Continue reading

John Reinert Urges Rejection of McHenry High School Tax Hike Referendum

A press release from McHenry County Board member John Reinert: Reinert: Alternatives to McHenry High School Board’s Tax Hike Proposal Unexplored CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County Board member John Reinert is urging voters in McHenry High School District 156 to … Continue reading

What McHenry City Officials Say Will Happened to Tax Bills Depending on How Residents Vote on the Tax Hik Referendums this Fall

The City of McHenry’s Parks & Recreation Department has put out the following chart showing what will happen to taxes under various combinations of voter action: … Continue reading

McHenry High School Tax Hike Committee Wants Yes Vote To Keep Taxes from Maximum Decrease, Vote NO and cut your taxes by $325 a year!

The McHenry District 156 Vote Yes for Lower Taxes and Better Schools committee has a campaign that is a naked attempt to deceive voters into missing out on a really big tax cut in 2020. The District currently levies about … Continue reading

Tax Fighter Chuck Wheeler’s Fund Raiser Monday Nigth in Johnsburg

When McHenry’s Chuck Wheeler ran for the County Board four years, he pledged to lower taxes. Now, he is leading the charge against the McHenry High School District’s and City of McHenry’s efforts to hike taxes. His $25 fundraiser is … Continue reading

McHenry County Board’s Chuck Wheeler Opposes Tax Hike Referendums in McHenry

From McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler: Chuck Wheeler on McHenry Referendum Questions First the City of McHenry placed a referendum on the November ballot to fund a $30 million water park and rec center. As if that’s not enough, … Continue reading

Governor Amendatorily Vetoes Marengo Rescue Squad Referendum Tax Hike Bill, Says Taxpayers Should Be Able to Cut Taxes, Too

Governor Bruce Rauner today amendatorily vetoed Senate Bill 2297 sponsored by State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Steve Reick to allow voters to cut as well as raise taxes. As originally passed, the bill would have authorized putting on … Continue reading

Premium Illinois Taxpayers’ Group Names Michele Aavang & Larry Smith “Taxpayer Villains”

A press release from Jim Tobin’s Taxpayers United of America: TUA Exposes Two McHenry Tax Villains McHENRY COUNTY—Taxpayers United of America today named McHenry County Board members Michele Aavang and Larry Smith “Taxpayer Enemies,” and asked their constituents to make an … Continue reading

Former CL High School School Board Candidate Calls Out Board Members Who Beat Him

In an extensive article by former Northwest Herald Editor Dan McCabe, now working for the Illinois News Network under former NWH Managing Editor Chris Krug, McCabe sites the impending tax hike vote on the Crystal Lake High School District 155 … Continue reading

Governor Vetoes Non-Referendum Annexation Power for Fire Protection Districts

In years past the Village of Lakewood was provided fire protection services by the Woodstock Fire Protection District. At that time, if Lakewood residents passed a referendum, its properties could have been annexed to the Woodstock FPD. This past legislative … Continue reading

McSweeney Says Senate “Grand Bargain” Is “Code Phrase for the Largest Tax Increase” in Illinois History

State Rep. David McSweeney is playing the role of Paul Revere. But, it’s not the British that’s coming; it’s the tax eaters. In an interview, McSweeney said, “The Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ is not dead.”‘Grand Bargain’ is a code phrase for … Continue reading

Thanks to Four County Board Members

Former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster takes time to thank those County Board members who voted against raising the County’s tax levy: A belated, but nevertheless grateful “thank you” to Yvonne Barnes Andrew Gasser Jeff Thorsen Craig Wilcox for … Continue reading

Jack Franks Signs His Tax Increase Resolution

Perhaps you remember the $80,000 real estate tax increase resolution. There have been 111 comments on the article, probably a record. Denial that taxes will increase because of the resolution were made. How can one believe that taxes weren’t hiked … Continue reading