Led by Mayor Sager, City of Woodstock Cuts Property Tax Levy by 10 Percent


The movement to cut local property taxes by at least 10 percent – spurred by Jack Franks’ campaign for McHenry County Board Chairman in 2016 – continues to build momentum.

On March 7, the City Council of Woodstock, led by Mayor Brian Sager, voted unanimously to reduce its property tax levy for the coming year by 10 percent. Woodstock joins McHenry Township, Grafton Township, the Algonquin Township Road District and the McHenry Township Road District, which have all reduced their levies similarly since the November election.

“Taxpayers’ desire for elected leaders to take bold action on reducing the property tax burden in McHenry County is clear,” Mayor Sager said. “People believe property taxes are too high and they’re right. This move will help Woodstock attract employers, create local jobs and allow residents to keep more of what they work so hard to earn.”

“Brian Sager has shown once again what an effective, dynamic leader he is and why he should be reelected,” Chairman Franks said. “Having the county seat take such a decisive step in providing residents and employers with real tax relief will be a powerful example to the 100-plus taxing bodies in McHenry County of what can be done.”

Election Day is April 4. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF POLLING LOCATIONS.

Woodstock residents can vote early in Conference Room A at the McHenry County Administration building, located at 667 Ware Rd. in Woodstock, Mon.-Fri. (March 27-31) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Mon. April 3 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.