Algonquin Township Moves Toward Every Household Newsletter

At its Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 7 PM Zoom meeting, one of the items to be discussed is authorizing a newsletter to be sent to constituets between now and the February Republican Primary Election.

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Up for election next spring, Algonquin Township Trustees want to get back in the newsletter business.

It’s free advertising like McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks used in his taxpayer-funded Covid-19 postcard.

Bids were solicited.

The prices for the 32,208 piece mailing range from $3,592 to $5,652 to $12,724.

Postage costs range from $5,743 to $9,639, depending on whether it is sent to specific address or every household. (The every household option appears cheaper.)

The August 1, 1999, newsletter is ironically headlined, “Saving Taxpayers $$.”

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Algonquin Township Moves Toward Every Household Newsletter — 6 Comments

  1. Townships are a bum deal for taxpayers.

    Nepotism, vote buying, sky high pensions, corruption.

    They need to go!

  2. Since most of the constituency lives within a village boundary and don’t receive any direct benefit of most of the services they provide, I suppose they have an urgent need to tell us what a great job they do, of course at our expense.

    Townships: a breeding ground for political hacks.

  3. Yikes.

    They’re sending out paper newsletters in 2020 after discontinuing it years ago?

    Are people in the government incapable of taking themselves out of their government shoes for a second and observing how their actions appear to normal people?

    If not, I’ll help them figure it out: You appear very stupid and wasteful.

    This is not a good idea.

  4. Townships do what exactly?

    Besides rip everybody off?

    Call your township supervisor, he’ll never be on the job when you call.


  5. Pokorny makes sense to me.

    Tell me again, why are townships needed?

    Indiana and Iowa got rid of them.

    Why can’t we?

  6. That’s a lot of money wasted, for a newsletter that could be posted online. ヽ((◎д◎))ゝ

    Evanston discontinued its coterminous township, in 2014.

    River Forest, a small suburb, and Oak Park have coterminous townships. (‘◉⌓◉’)

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