The Better Government Association’s Andy Shaw has written a column for the Chicago Sun-Times in which he talks about the enormous number of local governmental units in Illinois.
Forty percent more than any other state.
He mentions a commission called the Local Government Consolidation Commission.
State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) created and now chairs it.
Here’s what Shaw says,
“Another commission, on Local Government Consolidation, was expected to release its recommendations nearly two years ago, but we’re still waiting.”