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Holiday Hills set to impound vehicles

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McHenry County, Illinois

Holiday Hills set to impound vehicles

Gus Philpott
Woodstock Advocate
July 17, 2013


How many McHenry County residents have ever heard of Holiday Hills?

It's a wide spot in the road - River Road. On the east side of the Fox River, north of Route 176. Watch your speed there.

The population was 831 in 2000. Why is it even a town? In 2011 the population was 611 (down 26.5% from 2000). How can it even afford to be a town? The Village website says the population is 802.

Ahhh, they have spotted the cash trough. Vehicle Impoundment Fees!

The Northwest Herald says the town hasn't yet decided on a tow fee. That's only because they haven't had a formal meeting yet. You can bet your bottom dollar that they are thinking in the $500 range, just like all the other communities in McHenry County that are ripping off drivers and vehicle owners.

Why is Police Chief Larry Mason even in the mix? It is the job of the police to enforce laws, not make them. Last time I checked, we were a civilian-led government, not police-led government. Did I oversleep?

Impoundment fees are nothing but a cash cow for cities, villages and towns,. Every town ought to be required to put up signs that warn drivers of Impoundment laws. They are not a deterrent to crime, because people don't know about them until it's too late.



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