Can MCC Foundation Use Donations to Urge Voters to Vote for Referendums?

It has been most frustrating to have to fight McHenry County Conservation District referendums. As I have mentioned previously (see Why Odds Against Taxpayer if Conservation District Goes to Referendum), the frustration comes from having to fight money that should … Continue reading

“Where Do People Get the Crazy Idea that Once a Tax Increase Is Approved, We’re Stuck with It Forever?”

That’s the question that the Northwest Herald’s Kevin Craver asks in a column. He is referring to referendums put on the ballot by the Huntley Park District and the Johnsburg School District. In the Huntley example, old bonds are being … Continue reading

Run for a Second Time: Woodstock Sheltered Village Resident Wins Federal Class Action Lawsuit for Less Restrictive Living Arrangements

Because Governor Pat Quinn announced Wednesday, the day after the McHenry County 377 Board referendum to impose a tax to fund $9 million in services for the Developmentally Disabled, McHenry C0unty Blog is running the following article published on June … Continue reading

Opponents to Real Estate Tax Hike Referendum Tuesday Make Robo-Call

Andrew Gasser, a Republican Precinct Committeeman from Fox River Grove has been active in his opposition to the referendum to hike taxes $60-$90 a year (the cost for $200-300,000 homes). He was even interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for its … Continue reading

Republican Precinct Committeeman Mike Shorten Emails Election Recommendations

I thought you might be interested in the use of email for election purposes. Remember to Vote This Tuesday!!!!! Good Morning, This Tuesday there will be an election for several municipal and school boards that most people will not bother … Continue reading

708 Board Giving Only 10% of Tax Money to Developmentally Disabled

As I have stated since last fall, when I was McHenry County Treasurer I delivered the first checks approved by the new 708 Board. To repeat myself, the referendum to approve the tax hike was supported by the McHenry County … Continue reading