County Moves to Make Search Warrant Authorization Easier

A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally: McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, McHenry County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office and the Circuit Court of the 22 nd Judicial Circuit for McHenry County Prepare to Launch Electronic … Continue reading

Income Tax Revenue Sharing Loss Would Cost McHenry County Governments $16.9 Million

The McHenry County Council of Governments (McCOG) has calculated how much money each village and city in the county would lose in state subsides should Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget recommendations be enacted. The Govenror suggests cutting the subsidy in half. … Continue reading

Jack Franks’ Tax Cap Bill Passes House – Roll Call of SB 2073 & Email Addresses of Local Tax District Officials whose Lobbyists Tried to Kill the Bill and Will Do So Again in the Senate

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) has reversed the House defeat of his bill to prevent local tax districts from raising the tax take when assessed valuation is not growing…regardless of the increase in the … Continue reading

McHenry County Council of Governments Reacts to IRS Grafton Ruling on Fringe Benefits

Look at the reaction of McCOG to the McHenry County Blog story about the IRS determination that the cost of its dinners, reimbursed to Grafton Township elected officials, are taxable fringe benefits. Good Afternoon, I’ve been contacted by a couple … Continue reading

The McHenry County Democratic Party – The 40 out of 212 Precincts Where People Filed for Committeeman

A while back McHenry County Blog took a look at how the Republican Party was faring, based on the number of people who filed GOP Precinct Committeeman petitions. Let’s take a walk down that same path with McHenry County Democrats. … Continue reading

McHenry County of Governments Opposes Capping Tax Cap CPI Hikes in Property Downturns

“We want more!” might be the motto of the McHenry County Council of Governments, a taxpayer-supported local meeting ground of local officials, elected and appointed. The McCOG group’s Executive Director has sent out the following email in opposition to State … Continue reading