D300 Suing Sears for Lost Tax Increment Financing District Money

The Chicago Tribune has an article about a suit by Algonquin School District 300 against Sears. The District formed a coalition of parents, students, employees and just plain taxpayers to oppose the extension of the Sears TIF District a second … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler Running for Tryon’s Seat

At Allen Skillicorn’s Crystal Lake petition pizza party, I learned that District 300 activist Nancy Zettler and attorney with an office in Algonquin is running for State Representative. The Democrat seeks to replace Crystal Lake’s Mike Tryon who is retiring. … Continue reading

Sears Subsidy Passes House – School District 300 Take + Roll Call on SB 397

A press release from School District 300: Sears legislation passes House, headed to Senate SPRINGFIELD – Legislation to extend the Sears EDA for another 15 years and provide additional tax credits to Sears passed the Illinois House of Representatives this … Continue reading

District 300 Gets as Good as Possible Sears’ Subsidy Legislation, Passage Not Certain

A press release from District 300: EDA issues clarified; D300 “reluctantly satisfied” SPRINGFIELD – Several of District 300’s core concerns about the latest EDA legislation were successfully addressed in a hearing today (Nov. 28) at the State Capitol, prompting a … 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 Still Not Being Included in Negotiations, “Hoffman Estates Doesn’t Give a Flip”

This morning McHenry County Blog revealed the details of the Sears bailout bill. Allison Strupeck, District 300’s Spokesperson, reacted with the following: To be very clear, the new legislation that Senators Dan Kotowski (the chief sponsor of the original Senate … 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