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Public to get debt survey in September

“After Labor Day” is the target for releasing a survey to gauge public opinion on options to pay off the $160 million bond debt of Woodstock School District 200. The […]

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School debt eyes surplus, tax hike

“Between a rock and a hard place” is how Board of Education member Bruce Farris described the bond debt situation of Woodstock School District 200. With $161 million in debt […]

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D-200 weighs debt plan options

Taxpayers won’t escape without some pain in dealing with the $161 million bond debt of Woodstock School District 200. It comes down to a matter of, “You can pay now, […]

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‘Compromise’ gets D-200’s vote

Members of the Board of Education for Woodstock School District 200 were generally positive about their new “intergovernmental agreement” with the city, but there was little enthusiasm for the deal. […]

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D-200 finds TIF2 deal ‘satisfactory’

With Woodstock’s “new” tax increment financing district approaching its first anniversary, the city and Woodstock School District 200 finally have an agreement on compensating schools for extra costs caused by […]

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$100 million budget: No comment

When Woodstock School District 200 asked the public for comments on the district’s plan to spend nearly $100 million this school year, nobody showed up. The Board of Education last […]

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Homeowners due for some payback

The rebates are coming! The rebates are coming! And they’re even bigger than originally promised. A proposal would return $15 million to McHenry County taxpayers from the reserve fund of […]

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District 200 Determines 2017 Property Tax Levy

Tax levy and rate drop, property values expected to rise to $810 million Taxable values for properties in Woodstock School District 200 are again expected to rise this year. District […]

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