Walkup Outlines Needed Law Changes for Township Abolition, Modification

Below is the statement that McHenry County Board member Mike Walkup, a candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman in the Republican Primary Election next spring, is making to the Board’s Legislative Committee. State Senator Pam Althoff is attending the meeting. … Continue reading

County Board Voting on Township Consolidation Research

The McHenry County Board is considering a resolution Tuesday that will result in a study about township consolidation. The resolution is not yet available, but here’s the summary: Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies … Continue reading

Schofield Reports Township Consolidation Task Force Conclusions

McHenry County Board Township Consolidation Task Force Chairwoman Carolyn Schofield made her report to the County Board Tuesday morning. She presented fourteen slides, which you will see below. Not much of the information was new. She said the Task Force … Continue reading

Abolition of Belleville Township One Step Closer

The Bellevile News-Democrat is reporting that Governor Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 6393. It will allow Belleville Township to be dissolved. Duties will be taken over by the Belleville City Council, if the township board approves a resolution to … Continue reading

No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 7

The McHenry County Board’s Township Consolidation Task Force met the Tuesday before last and for the past week I have been trying to let people know what happened. Yesterday, a bit of the meeting, which was fairly boring, compared to … Continue reading

No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 6

After all the public comment, Township Consolidation Task Force Chairwoman Carolyn Schofield pointed out that at the first meeting a lot of questions had been asked, but not a lot of answers supplied. She told of two meetings that people … Continue reading

No Cost-Benefit Analysis on Township Consolidation, Just Data Dump – Part 5

After Algonquin Township Road Commissioner finished his comments, Preston Rae, the Supervisor of the most sparsely-populated township in McHenry County spoke. “No mater who we consolidate with, we lose our representation.” The Alden Township man told of how people communicated … Continue reading

Tax Considerations on Township Consolidation

Commenter Susan has done the math on a couple of the townships which consolidation proponents suggest should be merged. Her analysis is below: Am I missing something, or is the voter’s decision made by simply looking at the comparative tax … Continue reading

Searching for the Motivation for the Township Consolidation Push

This is not the first time that I have wondered why folks are putting so much effort into getting township consolidation referendums on the ballot. It seems to me that none of the smaller townships will end up with majorities … Continue reading

Effort to Combine Townships Announced

A press release from Nunda Township Trustee and Nunda Township Republican Central Committee Chairman Mike Shorten: Township Consolidation Initiative Launched Citizen Lead Effort to Reduce Government Units in McHenry County Crystal Lake, IL March 31, 2015 — The McHenry County Citizens for … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Asks Richmond Township Cemetery District about Plans to Merge with Richmond Township

State Rep.Jack Franks passed a quite minor consolidation of governments bill this past session. (See Jack Franks’ Push for Local Governments to Consolidate Allows Two Cemetery Districts to Die.) Its only potential impact on McHenry County was to allow the … Continue reading

Park District Taxes More Than Townships

Got this from a friend of McHenry County Blog and thought readers might find it of interest: Now that Annual Financial reports are posted on the State Comptroller’s web site, the information is more readily available. Information below was retrieved … Continue reading