The Lakewood Board of Trustees has voted to eliminate a 2-year-old tax increment financing (TIF) district, making good on the vow that swept village board President Paul Serwatka into office as a write-in candidate in April.
Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) will talk to constituents about his “Right Now” budget proposal and address their concerns about the state’s budget impasse on June 26 at a town hall meeting, according to a press release.
The rationale behind tax increment financing (TIF) districts might have been a good one once, but it's time to see them for what they've become and do something about it, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) argues
The old guard is fighting tooth and nail — literally, in the latter case — to hold onto the old ways of high property taxes and redundant and bloated township government, a newly elected McHenry Township trustee said on a recent radio talk show.
If you put wrong numbers into your calculations, you're going to get wrong answers, McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan said recently in response to allegations by a conservative government oversight group that her county was among 24 in Illinois to have illegal voter rolls.
McHenry County is among 24 Illinois counties that don't have enough voting-age residents to match their number of registered voters, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates cited by Judicial Watch, which sent Illinois a notice-of-violation letter recently.