Below is the letter that McHenry County Board member and former Grafton Township Supervisor Jim Kearns circulated among his colleagues.
All signed it but Yvonne Barnes, Michael Rein and Craig Wilcox.
The letter, addressed to the State Senate, was handed to Governor Bruce Rauner at a closed door meeting containing far more supporters of township government than opponents.
Think politics, not “good government,” the “good government” that has been revealed since Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller lost his re-election primary election to County Board member Andrew Gasser.
Not amazing that the letter does not point out that DuPage County had a consolidation bill passed that was only directed at DuPage County.
That bill did not affect Illinois’ 102 counties.
And those signing apparently don’t know that Southern Illinois counties do not have townships.
They also say allowing voters, say in Algonquin Township, to abolish their township by referendum “appears to undermine this good government system.”
That doesn’t exactly have me laughing out loud, but it did stimulate a chuckle.
They must not be reading the Northwest Herald, Illinois Leaks or McHenry County Blog.
The County Board members apparently want to be legislators.
They “want to structure a plan.”
They could have run for the office.
And, there has been time to draft suggested modifications, yet the signers have produced nothing, just pointing to a bill that cannot become law.
Below are the signatures to the letter: