Dave McSweeney Seeks to Force Flatlining of Township Taxes

State Rep. David McSweeney is proposing at amendment to Senate Bill 1937 that would prohibit township governments throughout Illinois from increasing the amount of money they extract from taxpayers’ pockets for the next two years. Unlike some legislators and local … Continue reading

Daily Herald’s Jim Davis Doesn’t Reply to Criticism about His Suggestion to End Direct Democracy for Township Office

The Daily Herald’s Jim Davis wrote an opinion piece criticizing the cost of holding township primary elections. It’s an easy hit on politicians. Hey. Nobody voted. So, divide the number of people voting into the cost of the election and … Continue reading

Mike Walkup Discusses Township Assessors and Road Commissioners

Before I post the next installment of McHenry County Board-elect Mike Walkup’s thoughts on township government in Illinois, let me point out that someone forged his name on a comment under the first article. The poster used the email address … 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