Complaints have been made by some in the political arena that eliminating the elected official who runs the McHenry County Recorder of Deeds office is a bad idea, because McHenry County is too large a county for a merger with the County Clerk’s office to work.
Funny thing happened in Cook County that relates to this objection.
The County Board there put a referendum on the ballot to eliminate the elected Cook County Recorder of Deeds.
And Andy Shaw, head of the Better Government Association, thinks that’s a good idea.
He calls the idea “a nugget of good news that gives me hope.”
Shaw characterizes the merger as “a perfect fit that makes perfect sense.”
“…it represents the kind of “smart streamlining” Illinois desperately needs more of and the Better Government Association enthusiastically supports,” Shaw says.
This is the hallmark issue of Republican Joe Tirio.
The Democrat running for the office, Lynn Gray, opposes the idea.