McHenry County Tax Bills Online at Treasurer’s Office

Although they are not going to be put in the mail until Friday, McHenry County Treasurer Bill LeFew’s web site has tax bills on the internet already. At least they were when I tried about an hour ago. I’m getting … Continue reading

School Districts Tax Rates Soar as Assessments Plunge

School districts take most of our property tax dollars. It is fair to compare unit districts to unit districts. These are how all schools were originally. During the run-up to the 1870 Constitutional Convention, there was tremendous borrowing by local … Continue reading

Citizens Ask District 155 to Reveal Teacher Contract Information

Chris Williams of  Grafton-Algonquin-Nunda-Dorr Community Advocates shares a request that Crystal Lake High School District 155 make public details of the most expensive part of the school budget–teacher salaries. It comes on the rejection of the following Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Citizen Group Looking at High School District 155 Spending

Showing that he is making progress penetrating the Crystal Lake community is Trib Local reporter Lawerence Synett’s article on a new group looking at High School District 155. I sat next to Scott Smith, one of the organizers of the … Continue reading