“Crisis builds character and it teaches you new skills and forces you do do things differently that maybe you wouldn’t have ever done before. I think as a county we’ve learned some new skills,” Knox said. “It’s been a real challenge, but it’s been a privilege to be able to help and be instrumental in helping the county come out of this potential catastrophic situation that we were in.”
In listing his accomplishments while in office, Knox said the office has saved the county over $4,000 in paper and postage costs by changing the format of the current tax bill and reducing its size; eliminated the need for envelopes when sending out second and third notices during real estate tax collections; and joined with the Regional Office of Education’s buying cooperative, saving over $5,000 on the purchase of copy paper.
The office was also instrumental in working with the County Board and Second Judicial Circuit Probation to begin paying payroll costs up front, preventing the county from having to bank roll the State of Illinois for those services.
Knox and wife Erika of Woodlawn are the parents of two daughters: Eliana, 8, and Teya, 6. Knox is the son of Lindell and Sharon Knox, also of Woodlawn.