Calling former Governor Bruce Rauner “hypocritical” for vetoing the township abolition bill, State Senator Terry Link,also Chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party, says the bill will pass again and be signed by Governor JB Pritzker.
The bill had two parts:
- one. advanced by State Rep. David McSweeney, applied to McHenry County and would have allowed voters to petition for a referendum to abolish township government
- another, the part Link emphasizes, would have abolished township road districts with less than fifteen miles of road in Lake County after the current road commissioners’ terms expired in 2021
The (Waukegan) News-Sun reports, “According to Link, Rauner’s veto went against positions the former governor had lobbied for, but Link added he was not surprised by that.”
Concerns were voiced by the bill’s opponents that transition problems had not been addressed.
Link told the paper “he had promised Rauner to work on trailer legislation that would address any concerns, but that it was vetoed anyway.”