Besides the 5,500 homeowners who do not take a Homestead Exemption, all business property and farms are excluded from the partial re-distribution of real estate taxes paid by all property owners in years past.
Democrats in Illinois have signed on to a progressive income tax.
The property tax is progressive, too, with wealthier people generally owning more expensive homes.
And all property owners were forced to pay taxes they should not have been for the Valley Hi Nursing Home Fund to have accumulated some $40 million.
Yet the resolution passed onto the McHenry County Board after having been devised by attorney and County Board Chairman Jack Franks proposes rebates at a flat rate of $100 per homeowning household, regardless of its value.
Does that sound arbitrary and capricious?