Realtor Terry Pounds Comments Negatively on McHenry Township Assessments

Realtor Terry Pounds offered the following commentary on a property tax relief bill that State Rep. David McSweeney has introduced Saturday: House Bill 358 permanently freezes property tax rates in Illinois for all units of government beginning in tax year … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Not Happy with Supervisor of Assessments

An email from Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski: Appealing your 2014 taxes and your 2015 assessments Personally and via my presentations, I’ve explained and cautioned about the assessment games played at the county level. However, I never imagined to what … Continue reading

Incoming Grafton Township Assessor Al Zielinski Outlines Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Take a look and give your reaction to Al Zielinski’s ideas for a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Zielinski takes office as Grafton Township Assessor the first of the new year. Initial, Conceptual Property Owners’ Taxpayer Bill of Rights Discussion Points … Continue reading

Huntley Tea Party Holding Property Tax Meeting Wednesday in Algonquin

A press release from the Huntley Area Tea Party: Property Tax Action Group Addresses Huntley Area Tea Party over Lunch At Huntley Area Tea Party, May is “Action” month. We begin with a lunch gathering at 12:30 pm* on Wednesday, … Continue reading

Assessment Appeal Deadlines Thus Far

There are thirty days to appeal one’s assessment after publication of real estate assessments. Here is the schedule for those whose publication has occurred or who publication is set: 2012 ASSESSMENT PUBLICATIONS The 2012 assessments for McHenry Township will publish … Continue reading

Alan Zielinski Running for Grafton Township Assessor

Incumbent Grafton Township Assessor Bill Ottley told me he was running for re-election a couple of months ago. Now, he has an opponent named Alan Zielinski. His press release is below: Alan Zielinski Announces Candidacy for Grafton Township Assessor Lakewood … Continue reading

Jim Bishop Cut My Property Taxes

I cut my political teeth while McHenry County Treasurer in 1959-70 by challenging real estate assessments before the McHenry County Board of Review (a fool’s errand in those days) and, then, appealing them to the newly-former Illinois Property Tax Appeals … Continue reading

Almost 6% Appeal Assessments in McHenry County

The table above shows the seventeen townships in McHenry County, the number of appeals for this tax year (2011 assessments, taxes to be collected in 2012), the total number of real estate parcels, plus the percentage of appeals from each … Continue reading

New Assessments for Algonquin Township Wednesday

Real estate assessments will be published in the Northwest Herald Wednesday. I don’t know what the news stand price is, but the price for the insert is $2.50 after Wednesday, as I understand it. There’s about a month in which … Continue reading

Assessment Appeal Tips from County Government

From the McHenry County email last Friday: 10 Questions to a Fair Assessment: An Explanation of the Assessment Appeal Process in McHenry County After you have received your 2011 assessment notice please use the commonly asked questions below to better … Continue reading

Grafton Township Assessment to be Published in the Huntley Farmside Today

That’s what Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore advises in this email: The 2010 assessed values for Grafton should be published on November 18 in the Huntley Farmside Newspaper. The McHenry County Supervisor of Assessments will also mail the notice of … Continue reading

Algonquin Township Assessments Published in NW Herald Tuesday

When I picked up a copy of the Northwest Herald today while buying my favorite citrus tango salad at Colonial Cafe this afternoon, I thought it seemed thicker than normal. When I got home, I figured out why. It dedicated … Continue reading

Assessment Appeal Time

Sorry for the delay in pointing out that homeowners can appeal their assessments in McHenry Township. It looks like the deadline is the day before the election. The sparsely populated Dunham Township, on the south edge of Harvard, also has … Continue reading