County Coffers Gain $250,000 from Fine and Fee Avoiders

Entrance to the McHenry County Courthouse.

A press release from the State’s Attorney and Circuit Clerk:

Quarter of a Million Dollars Recovered for County

Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, is pleased to announce that with the assistance of the McHenry County Circuit Clerk, Kathy Keefe, over $250,000 in outstanding fines and court costs owed the County of McHenry from traffic and criminal offenders has been recovered in under two years.

In January, 2009 a contract was entered into with Alliance One Receivables Management, Inc., an outside collections agency to recover outstanding fines and court costs due the County of McHenry on cases that have been closed by the courts.

This collection comes at no cost to the taxpayers as all costs are passed on to the delinquent offenders.

This quarter of a million dollars is money that would have remained largely unpaid without these efforts which help ease financial pressures for McHenry County and its taxpayers in the current economy.

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