Which County Board Is Republican?

Missouri residents will cross the Mississippi to travel to Chicago, but not to Mid-America Airport

On the St. Clair side of the Mississippi.

St. Clair County, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, has 210,000 people.

So it’s smaller than McHenry County with 308,000 population in 2010.

For the last five years the St. Clair County Board has lowered its property tax take.

For the last two years, the McHenry County Board has increased its tax take only by adding newly constructed property to the tax base–at least that was the intention.

Question: What party do you think controls the St. Clair County Board?

Answer:  St. Clair County is as solidly Democratic as McHenry County is Republican.


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Which County Board Is Republican? — 4 Comments

  1. Most people in McHenry County who run for office run as Republicans but in fact they hold a liberal / socialist mindset.

    When the County was the victim of uncontrolled population growth, the tax dollar intake increased and the Ponzi scheme was underway.

    More taxes were used to increase social services and expand departments.

    We even took on the incarceration of illegal alien detainees while the cost was higher than the reimbursement rate.

    We imposed a tax for Senior Citizen services and a Mental Health Board – both brought with them mismanagement problems.

    We approved additional bonding for a now out of control Conservation District.

    We kept approving union and non union wage and benefit increases. etc. etc.

    Now the local Ponzi scheme has peaked just like the Medicare and Social Security Ponzi schemes which require an influx of aliens (legal and illegal) to increase the tax income which comes with population growth because citizens abort their offspring or use birth controls.

    Very few members of the County Board have the backbone to tell the truth – WE HAVE TO QUIT INCREASING WAGES AND BENEFITS.

    WHY ARE WE CONTEMPLATING A BUILDING FOR FREE DENTAL CARE WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD DENTAL CARE?

    WE HAVE TO QUIT BUILDING UNNECESSARY ROADS AND BIKE PATHS!

    GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO REDUCE SPENDING JUST LIKE THE TAXPAYERS HAVE HAD TO.

  2. What a wonderful case study for McHenry County Board members to use in future evidenced- based decision making.

    A quick check at St. Clair home sales shows rising values. McHenry county property shows steadily declining property values.

    Will McHenry County Board Members rise to the challenge of studying other counties’ practices, see what they are all doing differently than here?

  3. Assessments are one third of McHenry but McHenry pays their employees at least twenty percent more and each day I read about more increases in wages and benefits being approved by the Board!!!!!

    Interesting that although St. Clair has four hundred fewer full time employees, they have more part timers than McHenry.

    Also, – NO FEDERAL PRISON WAREHOUSE!!!!

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