A Strategy for Eliminating Township Government in Municipalities

There is little doubt that township government provides little service to folks in cities and villages. Assessment of property is the only function that touches every home and business owner. True, municipalities receives a portion of road taxes, but obviously, … Continue reading

McSweeney Gets Constitutional Amendment to Aboloish Office of Lt. Gov. Out of Committee

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Moves to Abolish Lt. Governor Position Approved by Committee Springfield – Illinois voters will hopefully have the opportunity to decide whether the state should have a Lieutenant Governor. State Representative David … Continue reading

Could Someone Win Township Supervisor by Promising to Abolish It?

What would happen if a candidate ran for township office pledging to abolish the government for which he or she seeks office? Attorney and future McHenry County Board member Mike Walkup considered the question and came up with the following: … Continue reading

NW Herald Editorial Fails to Note Obstacles to Abolishing Township Government

It’s time to agree with Grafton Township Administrator Pam Fender. At least as far as this goes: “Today’s (9-21-10) Editorial is another example of the Northwest Herald not doing it’s homework.” McHenry County Blog wrote earlier of the requirements to … Continue reading

Grafton Township Critic Says Let Other Governments Absorb Its Functions

McHenry County Blog has some thoughtful thinkers. One has posted the comment below under the last article. Certainly people are talking about abolishing Grafton Township.   Two trustees have told me that might even favor the idea. I found one … Continue reading