Quality of Assessments in Smaller Townships

In calculating the median average assessment and margins of error, the rules say one must have at least 25 “arms length” sales. There are six townships not meeting that level of real estate sales activity. When combined, the smaller townships’ … Continue reading

Compensation for Alden Township’s Elected Officials

The question came up at a McHenry Township meeting as to what officials in other McHenry County townships receive. Here are the figures in Alden Township: Supervisor- $16,000 Highway Commissioner- $57,000 Assessor- $16,000 Clerk- $5,500 Trustee- $70 per meeting In … Continue reading

Penny Pancakes at Algonquin Colonial Cafe Thursday, Donations to Benefit Algonquin-LITH Interfaith Food Pantry

The Colonial Cafe organization is owned by a family that believes in giving back to the community. The latest example is providing pancakes for a penny this Thursday at its Algonquin location. The pancakes cost one cent, but donations for … Continue reading

Nunda Township Assessor Dennis Jagla Trounces Challenger Alan Weaver

In the biggest primary margin I noticed in Tuesday’s Republican primary election, incumbent Nunda Township Assessor Dennis Jagla beat back a challenge by appointed Alden Township Assessor Alan Weaver by almost a two to one margin. Jagla, a member of … Continue reading