Hoffman Estates Delays Residential TIF District

The arguments made by Algonquin School District 300 and Barrington School District 200 (see article yesterday) must have had some impact on the Hoffman Estates Village Board. District 300 Superintendent Frederick Heid writes, The Hoffman Estates residential TIF proposed for … Continue reading

Districts 220 & 300 Fight Hoffman Estates TIF District

Algnoquin School District 300 is a veteran at fighting Tax Increment Financing Districts. It took on Sears when it wanted an extension of its original TIF District subsidy. The District carried the fight to Springfield and made the eventual extension … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Survivor Who Lost Health Insurance Roskam Guest at State of the Union

A press release from Congressman Peter Roskam, who represents Algonquin Township in McHenry County: Roskam Invites Hoffman Estates Women Who Lost Health Insurance Under Obamacare to State of the Union Address WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) announced … Continue reading

District 300 Calls for Informational Picket of Sears Entrance to Protest Hoffman Estates’ “Money Grab”

Accompanying the following press release from School District 300 was this email message: If you haven’t already done so, please read the following urgent news release issued by Community Unit School District 300 this evening about the new legislation filed … Continue reading

District 300 Finds Latest Sears Subsidy Legislation Defective

A press release from School District 300: New Sears EDA legislation lacks accountability, transparency, and efficiency SPRINGFIELD – District 300 leaders discovered this afternoon (Monday, Nov. 7) while at the State Capitol that poorly written legislation had been hastily filed … Continue reading

District 300 Touts Sears EDA Compromise Proposal

A press release from District 300: D300 proposes compromise The following is a statement from Superintendent Michael Bregy, speaking during a press conference at Senator Michael Noland’s Office in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield (1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25): … Continue reading

Algonquin Objecting to Hoffman Estates TIF Rip-off

And the considerable article writing skills of District 300’s Allison Strupeck brings us the following account: Algonquin Leads Way on EDA The Village of Algonquin took a leadership role this week on the proposed extension of the Sears Economic Development … Continue reading

Hoffman Estates Delays Answer on District 300 Taxpayer Questions about Financial Viability of Sears Centre, Expect Future Shenanigans

The Village of Hoffman Estates is trying to pull a fast one over District 300 taxpayers by extending the diversion of school tax revenues in the “tax everyone outside of the Sears Tax Increment Financing District,” while hiding information about … Continue reading

District 300 Reveals TIF Meeting with Sears

A press release from School District 300: D300 leaders in talks with Sears District 300 leaders are working closely with officials from Sears and the Village of Hoffman Estates to prevent the extension of the Sears Economic Development Area (EDA). … Continue reading

Sears Wants Local Taxpayers to Continue Subsidizing It

In 1989, I was standing next to State Rep. Delores Doederlein on the House floor the night that the Hoffman Estates Tax Increment Financing District for Sears was passed. As the debate neared its end, she asked me if I … Continue reading

Hoffman Estate’s David Christensen to Head McHenry County Emergency Management Agency

The McHenry County Board’s Law and Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to Hoffman Estates’ Emergency Management Agency Director David Christensen to assume the post in McHenry County. The Round Lake resident will take over the position that Barry Valentine has … Continue reading