WOODSTOCK – Online applications for McHenry County residents to collect a portion of a $15 million rebate of Valley Hi Nursing Home surplus funds went live Friday.
The online portal, which can be found at mchenrycountyil.gov, allows homeowners to apply to recoup almost 30% of the McHenry County government’s share of last year’s property tax bill. About 88,000 properties in McHenry County could be eligible.
McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks said in a news release that this represents another promise made to taxpayers and kept.
“The County Board has reduced the county tax levy by more than $18 million since I took office,” Franks said. “Now we’re safely and responsibly rebating $15 million of Valley Hi’s ample fund reserves back to homeowners while improving and expanding Valley Hi’s services to McHenry County’s seniors.”
The rebate was approved by the County Board last month by an 18-6 vote.