Cost to Taxpayers of FRG TIF

Chicago Reader’s Ben Joravsky’s take on Chicago Tax Increment Financing Districts: “As you know, TIFs are, in effect, a surcharge added to your property tax. “The proceeds are used to pay for pretty much anything the mayor wants.” He adds … Continue reading

Coral Township Rezoning Sought

Kristin Ottolino of the Citizens Alert Social Media Network sends the following urging people to attend a Zoning Hearing at the McHenry County Administrative Building in Woodstock on Thursday, April 8th from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. To All Concerned … Continue reading

Young Chinese Leaders Come to Crystal Lake and Woodstock – Part 5

After leaving the McHenry County Jail, the young Chinese political leaders and I headed toward two Kirk Home developments south of Woodstock. Back in the late 1990’s my friends Al and Kathy Salvi had hosted a city councilman from Moscow. … Continue reading