County board member addresses questions about residency
By Jim Hagerty
Whether a Winnebago County Board member lives in the district she represents has become an issue as the March 18 primary election looms.
According to public records, District 8 Republican Dianne Parvin resides at 6397 Muirfield Lane, Rockford. That’s also the address she used when she was sworn in Dec. 3, 2012, and listed on her Statement of Candidacy for re-election Nov. 22, 2013.
Last month, The Rock River Times followed up on a rumor that Parvin resides outside of her district — at 10730 Ventura Blvd., in Machesney Park — a claim Parvin denied.
According to Parvin, who’s also a real estate agent at Century 21 Affiliated in Rockford, she’s owned the Ventura Boulevard property for more than 20 years, but has never lived there. The Rock River Times verified the claim and that the home has been occupied by the same tenant since 2008.
According to the Winnebago County Treasurer, Parvin’s home at 6397 Muirfield Lane has an assessed value of $210,000. The owner of record is Dianne Turbyville, Parvin’s name from a previous marriage.
“I live at 6397 Muirfield,” Parvin said. “I’ve lived there for 20-some years. I’m there every day. My utility bills go there — all my monthly bills. I’m an empty nester. I live in my district — my neighborhood.”
Parvin also owns nine other investment properties in the county: 1207 Prairie Road, 214 E. Riverside Blvd., 5151 Arlington St., 1207 20th St., 118 Broadway, 315 S. Vale Ave., 2155 Lamar Ave., 2159 Lamar Ave., and 1635 Fifth Ave. All are listed as non-owner-occupied.
Parvin said she does not own additional real estate, including interest in the 4,000-square-foot riverfront home of her boyfriend, noted chiropractor Dr. Roger Hulsebus.
Hulsebus, Parvin said, lives at 102 Sycamore Lane, Machesney Park, a $700,000 property owned by Twin Forks Investments, LLC.
According to the Illinois Secretary of State, Parvin is a member of Twin Forks Investments, LLC, with Hulsebus.
“I formed the LLC with Roger Hulsebus, who I bought property with,” Parvin said. “He’s my boyfriend. He owns Sycamore. I don’t live there. He lives there.”
The home at 102 Sycamore Lane, along the Rock River, is in District 6, represented on the board by Republican Kay Mullins.
Winnebago County tax records show Hulsebus’ primary residence is 3841 Allenburst Lane in Rockford, a home Parvin says the doctor rents to her son. On that property, Hulsebus is claiming a $6,000 owner-occupied tax exemption, public records show.
Twin Forks Investments does not own other properties in Winnebago County. Dr. Roger Hulsebus was not available for comment.
“This is crazy,” Parvin added. “People keep wanting to get into my personal life. There’s no crime in having a boyfriend. Why don’t we talk about the high taxes and crime in Winnebago County?”
Parvin was elected to the Winnebago County Board in 2011. She filed a petition for re-election last fall. Parvin faces Brian Leggero and Eli Nicolosi in the March 18 primary election. No Democrats or independent candidates have filed to run in District 8.
From the Feb. 5-11, 2014, issue