A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
HOPE RESTORED IN LAKE IN THE HILLS
It is a rare thing for government, once it has set a direction, to truly listen to and act on behalf of the people, therefore when it does I must recognize it.
I commend the Village of Lake in the Hills for listening to their neighbors in the unincorporated portion of the Village water system and voting overwhelming to work with them toward a mutual solution for affordable drinking water.
As background, the Village of Lake in the Hills was set to transfer ownership of the unincorporated portion of the Village water system to a private water company in February.
Residents voiced their concern and asked for two 30-day extensions to explore alternatives and present them to the board, which the Village granted.
This past Tuesday, the neighbors made their presentation offering three alternatives and implored the board not to sell the water system and to please work with them.
In a 5-1 vote the Village of Lake in the Hills did just that.
Incredible–local government listening to and working with the people for a mutually agreeable solution.
Hope is restored in the people elected to serve, serving the people of their community, renewing my faith in the governmental process.
Now if we could transplant that attitude into the hearts of all of those who serve in our Capitol, maybe, just maybe, there is a chance to save our state.
Well done neighbors of the unincorporated area. Your hard work, diligence and persistence moved your local government to do the right thing. I have been inspired by you all.