Letters to the Editor

No more insiders at MCC

To the Editor:

So Lakewood Village President Erin Smith doesn’t think the RedTail golf bonds were a mistake (Northwest Herald, March 2).

She thinks raising taxes on every household in Lakewood by $200 to $300 a year so other people could live by a golf course was a good idea. She also spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to buy land at routes 176 and 47 so Lakewood can “control” development, like it’s the government’s job to risk taxpayer money in real estate development; it’s so much smarter than private enterprise.

And now her husband, Mike Smith, who is president of the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation, is running for trustee at MCC, which wants to sell bonds backed by property taxes – without a vote of the people – to build a fancy health club.

The last thing we need at MCC is more insiders.

Stephen Willson

Lakewood

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