Taxpayers of Riverside-Brookfield and McHenry Defeat Tax Increase Referenda
ILLINOIS- The property tax increase referenda pushed by government teachers in Riverside-Brookfield School District 208 and McHenry High School District 156 this past Tuesday, April 5, were soundly defeated by the taxpayers in both cities.
The taxpayers have spoken in landslide numbers: 76% voting no in Riverside-Brookfield, and 83.3% voting no in McHenry.
Within the past month, National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) has been organizing taxpayers to oppose the property tax increase referenda with a press conference in McHenry County with Bob Anderson and the McHenry Citizens Taxwatch, as well as first-class mailing hundreds of our members and distributing of “Vote No” flyers in Oak Park, Riverside Brookfield, and McHenry.
Since 1977, NTUI members have defeated 192 property tax increases.