Prescription To Save East Dundee’s Finances

Through the use of Home Rule powers, East Dundee’s finances have gotten out of control. Over the past decade, spending and debt have both grown exponentially. Total East Dundee spending in 2007 was $3,961,411 and in 2017, it reached $12,187,614. That’s a 300% increase in expenditures while inflation only grew 18%. Likewise, village debt has reached a whopping $33 Million. Considering population has remained essentially stagnant, this is a gross misuse of hard-earned taxpayer dollars. What follows are my recommendations to set East Dundee’s finances back on track.

Pizza & Petition Party 11/19

Sunday November 19, 2-4pm

Please bring your petitions to be notarized and enjoy some Nick’s pizza and soft drinks.
We will have a couple notaries available.

Free admission – please just bring a completed nominating petition.

Download a petition here:
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Nick’s Pizza
856 Pyott Rd
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Sunday November 19, 2-4pm

Come out and have some fun!

Please RSVP to allen@allenskillicorn.com or via Facebook

Presentations from Skillicorn Property Tax Seminar July 13

Thank you to everyone who attended the Property Tax Seminar. We had a wonderful response and a good interaction. I especially want to thank Elgin City Council Member, Toby Shaw; Dundee Township Assessor (Kane County) , Michael Bielak; and Chief Assessment Officer of McHenry County, Robert Ross for sharing their expertise.

Please use the links below to view the presentations that were made.

Skillicorn-Property Tax Event
How to Appeal Your Assessment-Kane County
How to File an Appeal-McHenry County

Algonquin Township Property Tax Appeal Deadline 12/23

Deadline Friday December 23rd, 2016

Algonquin Township area property tax assessments were recently published in the newspaper as required by law. There is only a 30 day window every year to appeal your property assessment. Once this deadline is passed, the next opportunity will not be until next year. The deadline to appeal your 2017 assessment is December 23rd, 2016.

Why Defined Benefits Can’t Work

by Ted Dabrowski | Illinois Policy Institute

Flaws of the defined benefit system are really at the core of the state’s pension problems.

Introduction

Jim Edgar's Pension Ramp has forced billions of debt on every man, woman, and child in Illinois.

Jim Edgar’s Pension Ramp has forced billions of debt on every man, woman, and child in Illinois.

One of the most common narratives regarding the pension crisis in Illinois is that the state’s five pension systems are underfunded because politicians “skipped” pension payments. This narrative has prompted legislators to add to pension reform proposals a “funding guarantee” they say will prevent the pension crisis from repeating itself in the future.

Grafton Township Property Tax Appeal Deadline 11/7

Grafton area property tax assessments were recently published in the newspaper as required by law. There is only a 30 day window every year to appeal your property assessment. Once this deadline is passed, the next opportunity will not be until next year. The deadline to appeal your 2017 assessment is November 7th, 2016.

Why does Speaker Madigan pay lower taxes than you?

We need to restore the two-party system in the Illinois legislature. Republican super-minorities in the House and Senate have empowered Chicago Democrat Speaker Madigan to hold the state budget hostage. Behind closed doors he silently refuses to negotiate. Madigan could ignore reforms and pass his own state budget tomorrow, yet he chooses not to do so. He is the architect of the Illinois Budget Crisis and the single largest road-block to an effective General Assembly.

Here’s the ultimate injustice. Here in the suburbs we pay the highest property taxes in the nation, yet Chicago and Speaker Madigan play by a different set of rules.