No Financial Diet for McHenry County Next Year + The Tax Levy Game

There is widespread misunderstanding about the tax process. Today, we won’t look at the assessment part. Instead we will examine what tax districts do to pry more money out of our pockets. News stories talk about levies this time of … Continue reading

The Skunk, the Meerkats and the Elephant – Part 2

“This is nothing, absolutely nothing,” Northwest Herald reporter Amber Krosel quotes newly-sworn in Grafton Township Trustee Gerry McMahon at Thursday night’s meeting. This was the same day that McMahon and his fellow trustees were given their third McHenry County Court … Continue reading