Conservation District Ready to Open New Alden Site, Looking for Name Suggestions

From the McHenry County Conservation District web site: Help Name Our 35th Site! The District is looking for public input to name 213 acres of protected open space located in Alden, along  Alden Creek corridor; approximate boundaries are Ferris Rd on the … Continue reading

McSweeney Introduces Bill to Give Jack Franks Tremendously More Power, Abolish Independently-Elected Auditor’s Office, Power of County Board Pretty Much Disappears

This article was published late Friday. I am putting it back on top because it represents the most audacious grab for virtually absolute power in county government that I can imagine. He could only make himself more powerful by having … Continue reading

New Head of the McHenry County Conservation Foundation

Found in the McHenry County Conservation District’s winter edition of its magazine “Landscapes” is the following piece on the appointment of the foundation formed with money paid by Lakehead Pipeline for the last part of its western McHenry County pipeline. … Continue reading

Real Estate Tax Bills Coming Monday

McHenry County Treasurer Glenda Miller mailed property tax bills on Friday. Since they didn’t come Saturday, I’m guessing they will arrive in most mailboxes Monday. McHenry County Blog will present some analysis, the first portion of which compares what categories … Continue reading

Skinner Family Real Estate Tax Bill Increases 1/2 of 1% (Not the 4.6% I Thought When Decimal Misplaced)

I needed addition advice on how to find a copy of my family’s tax bill on the McHenry County Treasurer’s web site. The bill went from $9,988.26 last year to $10,033.66. That’s an increase of 0.46%. [Thanks to Alabama Shake for pointing … Continue reading