McHenry County Republicans offer the following:
Legislation in Springfield which would enable one individual to have almost total control over McHenry County saw its way into inclusion in HB 3596, Amendment 002.
Prior attempts to push this legislation through as HB 3317 did not have any success, but similarily-conceived verbiage was resurrected and placed into Amendment 002 of the newer bill.
Simply put, HB 3596 diminishes the power of elected County Board Members and other County officials and conveys greater power to the County Board Chair.
The beauty of good government lies, in large measure, with the function of checks and balances within every governmental entity and that function should not be diminished.
Our congratulations to each of these Mchenry County Board members who saw fit to fight for good governance and stand with Mchenry County voters:
- Jim Kearns
- Charles Wheeler
- Chris Christensen
- Carolyn Schofield
- Jeffrey Thorsen
- John Reinert
- Pamela Althoff
- Lori Parrish
Witness Slips filed opposing HB 3596 Amendment 2, were (at 1:00 pm) 251 opposed, to 4 in favor.
The People are once again making it clear they don’t want one-man rule.
What they want is good governance with distributed power, checks and balances, and actual representation.