Letter: Township property tax increases ‘eye-popping’

To the Editor:

An unbelievable double property tax heist is underway in McHenry Township, one by the township and one by the township road district. There are two distinct governments in a township, each with its own taxing authority. With 1,433 units, Illinois has the most township governments and township road districts in the nation.

Notice the proposed property tax increase for McHenry Township. The corporate property tax levy for 2020 was $800,023. The proposed corporate property tax levy for 2021 is $1,515,927. This represents an 89% increase over the previous year.

Notice the proposed property tax increase for McHenry Township Road District. The corporate property tax levy for 2020 was $2,095,008. The proposed corporate property tax levy for 2021 is $3,205,362. This represents a 53% increase over the previous year.

These are eye-popping numbers.

Bob Anderson

Wonder Lake