Wheeler & Althoff Pass Bill Allowing Local Sanitary District to Go Out of Business

State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Barb Wheeler in the staging area for the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.

State Senator Pam Althoff and State Rep. Barb Wheeler in the staging area for the Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade.

There is a lot of talk about consolidation local governments, but little significant action.

State Rep. Barb Wheeler and State Senator Pam Althoff have passed a bill designed to lead to one fewer local government in Illinois.

They have successfully sponsored and Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 5584.

The bill will allow the┬áRound Lake Sanitary District to fold itself into the Lake County’s sewage treatment system.

No one voted against the bill.


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Wheeler & Althoff Pass Bill Allowing Local Sanitary District to Go Out of Business — 5 Comments

  1. Looking at the Illinois Comptroller warehouse.

    The Round Lake Sanitary District is Comptroller ID # 049/060/16.

    Fiscal Year- 2015
    Chief Executive Officer – John Gutknecht
    Chief Financial Officer – Christy Bartolain
    Population – 56,300
    Equalized Assessed Valuation – 487,994,455
    Total Expenditures – $22,378
    Total Revenues – $33,983
    Total Indebtedness – $202,526
    Pension / Retirement Benefits – No

    +++++++

    The August 12, 2016 press release from Governor Rauner’s office indicates the bill has been signed, but lists no Public Act number.

    The Illinois General Assembly website has not been updated yet to reflect the Public Act Number.

  2. Is this consolidation a good economic move?

    Both agencies must think this will save $$$$$ right?

    I’d hope they considered all the numbers and facts before this happens, unlike the township consolidation movement here where all there was was hope to save.

  3. What most people don’t understand is that this consolidation is not about saving money.

    It is about Lake County increasing its lordship over smaller municipalities by using infrastructure to control development.

    The savings on this move is pittance, if any. It’s all about control…..

  4. And Shame on no one voting against this , “the man” is coming to pick pocket you…

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