Firefighter Pensions

A Friend of McHenry County Blog tallied the following pension information for firefighters from the Illinois State Comptroller’s web site: In 2007 there were 3,753 retired firefighters and 9,039 active firefighters. In 2016 there were 5,069 retired firefighters and 9,160 … Continue reading

Interviews for County Board-Appointed FPD Trustees

Monday the McHenry County Law & Justice Committee will interview applicants for four fire protection districts. Robert Graham is the only candidate to serve on the Crystal Lake Rural Fire Protection District Board. Christopher Bennett is the only applicant for … Continue reading

Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Woodstock and McHenry FPD Lose $2.4 Million

Saturday, I extracted the loses of McHenry County tax districts from the front page article in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune. As I was reminded by Pete Gonigam of The First Electric Newspaper, I missed Algonquin. His article from December 10, 2014, … Continue reading

Comparing This Year’s Fire Protection Taxes with Last Year’s

Below the total tax requests from Fire Protection Districts in McHenry County for last year are compared to the ones which will be reflected in the real estate tax bills about to arrive in people’s mailboxes: The Barrington Countryside Fire … Continue reading

County Board Set to Appoint FRG, McHenry, CL Rural FPD Trustees & LITH Sanitary District Trustee

Here are the appointments on the April 15th agenda of the McHenry County Board:   Expiration Date FOX RIVER GROVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT William G. Yocius 05/2017 LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY DISTRICT Shelby Key 05/01/2017 CRYSTAL LAKE RURAL FIRE … Continue reading

Fire Protection District Appointments on Tap

The McHenry County Board will make appointments to the boards of three fire protection districts at its next meeting. All terms will expire in 2015. The details follow: FOX RIVER GROVE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT Daniel M. Schaefer CRYSTAL LAKE FIRE … Continue reading

Recognizing Police, Fire & Military at the Johnsburg Parade on 9-11

The next the last parade this year in McHenry County was in the Saufen und Spiel one in Johnsburg on Sunday, 9-11. As usual police and fire vehicles were in front. Next were Johnsburg Police Chief and I’m assuming an … Continue reading