When Is a Crystal Lake TIF Tax Shift Not a Tax Hike?

When Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley says so. Or, at least, that is what he would have the audience and fellow council members believe if his performance at Tuesday night’s city council is any indication. Apparently, he was smarting from … Continue reading

Route 14 Crystal Lake TIF Business Owners Not Happy

And, they shouldn’t be. Business owners in the Main Street project seem to have been assured that the condemnation powers authorized by the Tax Increment Financing law will not be used on them. When questioned about use of condemnation in … Continue reading