Valley Hi rebate checks to be mailed Friday

WOODSTOCK – The checks are coming. Valley Hi rebate checks are scheduled to be sent out in the mail Friday. About 60% of homeowners eligible to claim a portion of a $15 million rebate of surplus funds from the Valley Hi Nursing Home, which was approved by the McHenry County Board in April, submitted application [Read More]

Franks: McHenry County property tax rebate program a ‘grand slam’ for taxpayers

WOODSTOCK – More than 52,000 McHenry County homeowners applied to receive a property tax rebate from the Valley Hi Nursing Home fund surplus, county officials said Thursday. The county-run facility’s abundant reserves of nearly $40 million have been heavily debated for years. This spring, county board members authorized allocating $15 million toward a rebate program, [Read More]

Over 35,000 McHenry County residents have applied for Valley Hi rebate

WOODSTOCK – Although there still is more than a month to apply for a rebate of Valley Hi Nursing Home surplus funds, more than 35,000 people already have submitted applications, according to a news release from McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks. Eligible homeowners will have until July 31 to apply for a portion of [Read More]

Applications for $15M Valley Hi rebate open for McHenry County residents

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 [Read More]

Tax bill will bring good news – a rebate

Local homeowners will find something to help ease the pain when they open their property tax bills next month. That mailing will include instructions on how to apply for a rebate from the $15 million that the McHenry County Board voted last week to return to taxpayers from the surplus at Valley Hi Nursing Home. [Read More]

McHenry County Board authorizes $15 million property tax rebate

McHenry County homeowners can apply to recoup just under 30 percent of last year’s county government property tax bill. The county board Tuesday voted 18-6 authorizing a $15 million property tax rebate from Valley Hi Nursing Home’s abundant reserves — an issue several board members have talked about for years. The county-run nursing home has [Read More]

Editorial: Valley Hi Nursing Home rebate plan should be approved

For McHenry County taxpayers, the time has arrived to have tax money returned. On Tuesday, the McHenry County Board will get its opportunity to vote on doing just that. If you live in the county, now is the time to tell your County Board representatives that you want in. In 2002, taxpayers in the county [Read More]

Guest column: It’s time to move on Valley Hi tax refund

The verdict is in – the McHenry County Board can responsibly refund $15 million of Valley Hi Nursing Home’s $40 million surplus back to taxpayers, and expand rehabilitation services, while simultaneously ensuring its future economic viability. Valley Hi Administrator Tom Annarella, in a Jan. 25 letter to County Board members, called the proposed rebate “a [Read More]

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Jack Franks guest column: Why Valley Hi rebate should go to homeowners

This column originally appeared in the Northwest Herald. Valley Hi Nursing Home, which you help subsidize with your property taxes, has amassed a $40 million fund reserve. That’s enough to cover almost four years of its operations. I am certain that I could count the number of McHenry County households that have enough in savings [Read More]

Our View: Thumbs-up to returning taxpayers money from Valley Hi

Thumbs-up: To McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks’ efforts to refund $15 million from Valley Hi Nursing Home reserves. The county-operated nursing home in Woodstock has more than two years of reserve funding, Franks said, adding that the surplus is a result of overtaxation. We agree that qualifying residents – ones who took the homestead [Read More]

McHenry County Board pushes $15 million Valley Hi property tax rebate

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks is angling to refund $15 million from Valley Hi Nursing Home reserves to eligible residents. Siphoning $15 million from Valley Hi’s $40 million surplus would leave the county-operated nursing home in Woodstock more than two years of reserve funding, Franks said. The chairman contends that the Valley [Read More]