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Long overdue

To the Editor:

It sure is convenient that the McHenry County Board just decided that they and not the citizens should elect the County Board chairman. In that way, the political insiders can divide up the spoils and the citizens will continue to have no say.

The County Board can’t risk anyone with veto power over them because then their tax increases could be stopped. Since Ken Koehler has become board chairman, the County Board has increased property taxes every year. During that same time, our home values have remained stagnant or even declined while we pay almost double in property taxes than we did before Koehler was elected.

Koehler and the County Board need the citizens to be powerless to stop the tax increases. They believe that the bigger government is, the better it is.

Understand that the County Board has decided that citizens should have no say on how they are governed. They don’t even want you to discuss it. They certainly don’t want anything as annoying as an election getting in the way of their tax-raising ways. Just imagine if a county executive was elected who actually said no to the tax increases; a county executive who would veto tax increases. The county executive form of government is long overdue in McHenry County.

Ed Surges

Crystal Lake

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