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Collection Overview

Title: Forrest Hare Papers (Algonquin Township), 1960-1982

ID: RHC/RC/207

Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The records are arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 10/23/1991

Subjects: Algonquin Township (Ill.), Crystal Lake (Ill.), Hare, Forrest, Property tax--United States, Taxation., United States--Politics and government

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Forest Hare Papers date from 1960 to 1982 with the majority of the papers dealing with Forrest Hare's two terms as the Algonquin Township Tax Assessor. Records include information on assessment and property taxes in the McHenry County area, political candidates election brochures, Hare's testimonies on several house bills, and newspaper clippings.

Collection Historical Note

Forrest Hare was born August 1, 1944 and attended Crystal Lake Community High School.  He served in the U.S. Air Force from August 1962 to June 1967.  While in the service he attended Southwestern State University of Oklahoma, USAF Extension Bureau and the University of Maryland, USAF Extension Bureau.  He later attended McHenry County College and took courses from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute  and the International Association of Assessing Officials (IAAO).   

Hare was elected the Algonquin Township Assessor in 1969 and took office on January 1, 1970.  Running for reelection in 1973 Hare lost the republican primary by three votes.  Denied a recount Hare was nominated by the Democratic Party.  Three lawsuits were filed.  The first was an objection to his candidacy on the county level which he won at the electoral board level.  Then the case was heard in circuit court on appeal and was lost.  Following that, attorneys for the Democratic Party filed suit in Federal Court in Chicago and also filed an appeal in Elgin at the State Appellate Court.  Hare filed a suit pro se at the county circuit court.  The appeal in the appellate court was not heard and the suit which Hare filed at the county level was mediated.  At the same time, Hare ran a write in campaign and was reelected by over a thousand votes with 7,000 voters participating.  Hare started his second term as Assessor on January 1, 1974.  

Hare was involved in community activities such as the Northern Illinois Township Assessors' Association, the Involved Citizens Association, the McHenry County Assessor's Association, the Crystal Lake Jaycees, American Legion, the First Congregational Church, and McHenry County Young Republicans.

Subject/Index Terms

Algonquin Township (Ill.)
Crystal Lake (Ill.)
Hare, Forrest
Property tax--United States
Taxation.
United States--Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Forrest Hare

Acquisition Method: Forrest Hare of Crystal Lake, Illinois donated the Forrest Hare Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 23, 1991.


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Folder 1: Phoenix, 1971, 1973
Folder 2: Plum Tree, 1979-1971
Folder 3: Poll Watchers, 1973, 1976
Folder 4: Poll Watchers' Workbook, 1973
Folder 5: Pollution, 1968-1977
Folder 6: Powell, Paul, 1971
Folder 7: A Practical Guide to Illinois Real Estate Taxation II, 1981
Folder 8: Precincts, no date
Folder 9: Presentations, 1973, 1975
Folder 10: Press Releases, 1970-1976
Folder 11: Property Tax in Illinois: Selected Problems and Proposals,, May 1973
Folder 12: Property Tax Inequity: An Analysis of Assessment Errors Illinois Legislative Council, 1982
Folder 13: Property Taxes, Federal Involvement, 1972-1976
Folder 14: Property Taxes, General, 1971-1975
Folder 15: Public Affairs Newsletters, 1968-1969
Folder 16: Public Integrity Commission, 1972-1974
Folder 17: Reagan, Ronald, no date
Folder 18: Reapportionment, County, 1970-1972
Folder 19: Reapportionment, State, 1968-1973
Folder 20: Reassessments, 1972, 1975
Folder 21: Reconnaissance Study of the Office of the Assessor of Cook County,, February 1971
Folder 22-23: Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), 1973-1977
Folder 24: Rentschler, William, 1971
Folder 25: Republican Central Committee of McHenry County, Illinois, 1970-1976
Folder 26: Republican Women's Club, 1968-1977
Folder 27: Responsible Republicans, 1970-1972
Folder 28: Revenue Act, no date
Folder 29: Rinn Corporation, no date
Folder 30: Roberts, Elyse, no date
Folder 31: Roll Back Tax Assessment, 1971-1975
Folder 32: Ronne, Richard, 1975
Folder 33: Russel, Willert, 1971
Folder 34: Salaries, Assessors, 1973-1976
Folder 35: Sales Ratio Studies, 1973-1976
Folder 36: Save Our Suburbs (SOS), 1970-1975
Folder 37: Schaffer, Jack, 1971-1976
Folder 38: Schnell, Harry, 1971-1976
Folder 39: Schools, 1971-1977
Folder 40: Schwarz, Jim, no date
Folder 41: Scott, William J., 1973
Folder 42: Senate Bill 225, 1973
Folder 43: Senate Joint Resolution 7, 1973, 1975
Folder 44: Senate Joint Resolution 10, Illinois Property Tax System: Problem and Promise, September 1974
Folder 45: Sewer Plant, 1973-1974
Folder 46: Sherwood, Dianne, no date
Folder 47: Shopping Center Complex, 1976
Folder 48: Simon, Paul, 1971, 1976
Folder 49: Skinner, Cal, Junior., 1966-1976
Folder 50: Skinner, Cal, Sr., 1971-1975
Folder 51: Skinner, Samuel, 1973, 1975-1976
Folder 52: Society of Real Estate Appraisers, 1967-1975
Folder 53: Sociology, no date
Folder 54: Speaking Engagements, 1973-1974
Folder 55: Starr, George, 1971-1976
Folder 56: Steffen, Fred, no date
Folder 57: Stroupe, Ron, 1974-1975, no date
Folder 58: Strouse, Harry, 1976
Folder 59: Suburban Association for the Retarded (STAR), 1975
Folder 60: Supervisor of Assessment, McHenry County, Assessors Exam, 1971-1975
Folder 61: Supervisor of Assessment, Will County, 1974-1975
Folder 62: Symposium, The Hague, 1973
Folder 63: Tabulation of Minimum and Maximum Number of Assessment Districts, 1970-1971
Folder 64: Tax Assessing: Improving from Within, March 1976
Folder 65: Tax Protest, 1976, no date
Folder 66: Tax Rate, 1960-1974
Folder 67: Testimonies, 1970-1973, no date
Folder 68: Thompson Election Campaign, 1975-1976

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