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  • Sam Yingling

    Avon Township seniors, vets get tax help in pilot program Jun 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Avon Township has launched a pilot program to help eligible seniors and military personnel pay their property tax bills. The program will offer those residents grants averaging $200 to $300 apiece through the Avon Township Community Foundation, a designated charitable organization.

  • To lower your tax bill, get involved Apr 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Avon Township letter to the editor: The property tax bills will be arriving in your mailbox soon. As was the case last year, many of you will see an increase in the amount you owe for your tax bill. There will be unhappiness, exasperation, and confusion why is my tax bill continuing to increase, as my assessment goes down?

  • Avon Township sets budget hearing Apr 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Avon Township trustees will host a public hearing to discuss the proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year on Monday, May 14.

  • Grayslake Rotary donating to food pantry Apr 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Rotary members will donate $1,000 to Avon Townships food pantry next week, as club officials will present the check to Township Supervisor Sam Yingling on April 16 during a weekly meeting at The Vine in Grayslake.

  • New Avon Township trustee picked: Feb 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board member Douglas Raul Williams has gained a second position as an Avon Township trustee.

  • Wine-tasting fundraiser in Grayslake Feb 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Rotary will host a wine-tasting fundraiser on Saturday, March 10. It willl help support community projects for the year.

  • R. Christopher Ditton

    Avon Township chooses board member for assessor’s post Dec 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township Trustee R. Christopher Ditton is shifting from his role as a part-time elected official to a full-time job as the township’s assessor. In a special meeting Christmas Eve, the township board voted 3-1 to appoint Ditton as assessor, filling a vacancy created with the June resignation of Bryce Carus.

  • Sam Yingling

    Avon Twp. trustees hold Christmas Eve session Dec 24, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township's elected officials won't be scurrying for last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. Instead, they'll be meeting and may appoint a new assessor.

  • Tax levy cuts at Avon Township: Dec 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township board members this week voted to cut all three tax levies.

  • Sam Yingling

    Avon Twp. supervisor objects to $450,000 settlementDec 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township Supervisor Sam Yingling says elected officials didn't have any input in a decision on a $450,000 settlement of a political firings lawsuit that was lodged against a former assessor. Yingling said if he had been consulted, he would have been willing to go to trial with the ex-employees.

  • Larry Leafblad

    Former Avon Twp. assessor turns tables on Leafblad Nov 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    Republican state senate candidate Larry Leafblad is accused in a complaint of abusing the court system by filing a lawsuit just to derail the re-election bid of former Avon Township Assessor Rick Dishman in 2009. Defense attorneys deny the claims.

  • Patronage settlement shows need for vigilance Nov 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Citing a nearly half-million-dollar federal settlement in Avon Township, a Daily Herald editorial observes that patronage hiring isn't just bad government, it's also expensive.

  • Bryce Carus is a former Avon Township assessor

    Avon Twp. settles political firings case for $450K Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township will pay $450,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed some assessor’s office employees were fired or pressured to retire for political reasons in January 2010. Four workers contended in the suit they no longer were employed because they backed former township Assessor Rick Dishman, instead of Bryce Carus, the man who won the post in the April 2009 election.

  • The Soapbox Nov 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Underage drinking fines and a slow-to-inform sheriff's office are some of the topics as Daily Herald editors offer this week's snappy opinions.

  • Sam Yingling

    Avon Township officials return raises for third year Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    Most Avon Township officials again have returned pay raises that were in place when they took office in 2009. Supervisor Sam Yingling and five political allies presented a $16,633 check at a township board meeting this month.

  • Property tax forum Sep 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    A property tax information meeting for residents of Avon and Warren townships will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the lower level auditorium (Building C) at the College of Lake County.

  • Avon Township appoints interim assessor Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    Avon Township board members have hired an interim assessor, and agreed to send a trustee for certification so he can be considered to fill the vacant position permanently.

  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

  • Avon Township cuts budget May 11, 2011 12:00 AM

  • Gerry Bartnicke Guest View

    Township critics aren’t aware of services Apr 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    Unfortunately, you don’t realize the importance of our township services until you need them, but many of your neighbors do take advantage of the help their township provides during their time of need.

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