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The clock is ticking for Algonquin Township residents to appeal their property tax assessments, and voters countywide may be asked next April to raise their taxes.

Tax assessments for properties in Algonquin, Hebron and Marengo townships have published over the past few days, and Riley Township's will publish tomorrow. This gives homeowners 30 days to file an appeal with the county.

Besides the municiaplities of Hebron and Marengo, this includes a large chunk of the county's population, including Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Algonquin, Cary and Fox River Grove.

You can read more about that, and why your property taxes are going up while your home values slide, in Friday's paper.

On Friday morning, I'm covering a McHenry County Board committee meeting where an advocacy group and several social service agencies plan to ask for an April referendum to raise property taxes and create a board to help pay for people with developmental disabilities, given that our deadbeat state government won't pay what it owes to providers.

You can read more about that in Saturday's paper.

You'll want to read the Northwest Herald over the next few days if your property tax bill interests you.

Senior Writer Kevin Craver can be reached at


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