Township consolidation is not just being discussed in McHenry County.
Seven Western Illinois Gatehouse Newspapers took a look at the subject on Sunday.
Some information from Knox County:
Before the 2000 Census, Knox County had eight township assessors. In 2001, it whittled that number down to three, one to the north side of the county, one to the south, and Township of the City of Galesburg Assessor Darrell Lovell in Galesburg. [This effort was legal because of the Multi-Township Assessor law I passed in the 1970’s.]
Also, Township of the City of Galesburg Supervisor Chris Winick has taken on the case work for assistance for 16 other townships in Knox County.
This was accomplished through intergovernmental agreements.