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If it weren’t for this blog, no one would know anything about this bill.
Even former Chairman Joe weighed in on why it was a supremely bad idea in his quote to the NWH.
Not only would this bill allow the Chairman to select who would be on what committees, but it will allow him to decide what those committees should be, ie. whether or not they should even exist.
Given his track record on appointments to his “ad hoc” committees, those would be his “yes” people and the rest of the Board would become irrelevant.
This was the reason the Board went to the popular election of the Chairman in the first place.
It was to avoid having a Chairman dole out committee assignments based on who voted for him or her to become Chairman.
Now, instead of those assignments going to those people who voted for the Chairman to become the Chairman, they will go to those who kiss the ring (or something else).
It will have gone from bad to worse.
And the kicker is that it will be a Democratic state legislature that is doing this to a Republican County Board.
If Rauner doesn’t veto this, he will lose even more support in McHenry County from those people who are paying attention.
If you would like to advise the Governor of your position, you can do so here:
Or, if it is more convenient, call 217-782-0244. You can make your opinion known even if the state government is closed.