Pure greed

To the Editor:

I wish to thank the Northwest Herald for the local section in the paper on Dec. 19. It highlighted 350 people waiting over two hours in the food bank line to help their families over the holidays.

Also on that front page, Crystal Lake schools wanted a $60 increase in taxes. Plus, District 155 wants another 8 percent and McHenry County College wants a 9.9 percent increase. Don’t forget McHenry County wanting a new mental health tax for just $60 extra. These are only four items on the tax bills, which do not include separate levies for each of their pensions and the other taxing bodies.

Whatever happened to fiscal restraint, and shouldn’t our elected school board members represent us? Most school’s administrators earn well over $100,000 annually, with District 155’s new superintendent making almost $250,00 a year.

We should all help the local food banks, as many families desperately need help, no thanks to our greedy school districts.

Linda S. Verdung

Cary

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