Route 31 McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Supporters Threatened

From Republican Precinct Committeeman Jamie Grubich: Demonstrators threatened with arrest by city alderman On Sunday, August 12, 2018, after church, fourteen friends, family members and pets gathered for a one hour peaceful demonstration to create additional awareness among McHenry residents … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Continues NWH Drumbeat for Township Consolidation

The following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson was published in the Northwest Herald and is reprinted her with his permission: Passage of McHenry Township Consolidation Referendum Would Eliminate One Unit of Local Government Wake up Illinoisans, you are … Continue reading

Dillon’s Rule May Decide McHenry Township Challenge

Dillon’s Rule is a legal concept originating in Iowa which says that a local government can’t do anything it is not authorized to do by state law. Now comes opponents of consolidating the McHenry Township Road District starting in 2021 … Continue reading

Government Consolidation Urged for More Oversight of McHenry Township Road District

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permisison of its author, Jamie Grubich, who lives in McHenry: OVERSIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY ARE KEY, SO CONSOLIDATE NOW To the Editor: Who would not be in favor of a local initiative that … Continue reading

Ramping Up for the McHenry Township Road District Abolition Referendum

There was a pretty massive turnout of supporters of putting the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board at the Fiesta Days Parade. They are calling themselves “Citizens For Consolidation” Teens carried a banner. There was an old car … Continue reading

McHenry Township Republican Party Seeks Trustee Applicants

A press release from Erik Sivertsen, Chairman of the McHenry Township Republican Central Committee: McHenry Township Republican Party is Looking for a Township Trustee The McHenry Township Republican Central Committee is seeking applicants who would like to be considered to … Continue reading

Oversight, Not Cost Savings, Goal of Proponents’ of Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted here with permission of Ned Neumannn, its author Cost Savings Not Goal of Abolition of Independent McHenry Township Road District Why do so many seemingly intelligent people read simple things and not understand … Continue reading

Citizen Argues Checks and Balances, Not Tax Savings Reason for Putting McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

The following letter to the Northwest Herald is reprinted with permission of its author: To the editor: Regarding the proposal in McHenry Township to eliminate the road district taxing body and having it taken over by the township board, why … Continue reading

McHenry Township Trustee Bill Cunningham Resigns

At last year’s McHenry Township election, four Republicans were elected Township Trustees. They comprise four-fifths of the McHenry Township Board with Independent Supervisor Craig Adams being the fifth vote. At this month’s Board meeting, Bill Cunningham, one of the the … Continue reading

Saving Township Government by Putting McHenry Township Road District under Township Board

Ned Neumann wrote this letter to the Northwest Herald.  It is reprinted here with his permission: Vote to eliminate the road district If you are a supporter of township government you should probably give some additional thought as to what … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board Slashes Salaries of Supervisor, Road Commissioner, Assessor and Clerk

Salaries of current McHenry Township officials are as follows: Supervisor – $68,677 Highway Commissioner – $76,179 Assessor – $67,677 Clerk – $13,009 Trustees – $100 per meeting Over the four years they are in office each office, but the Trustees, … Continue reading

Support for Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald, reprinted with permission of its author, Ned Neumann: McHenry Township Road District Patronage Compared to the First Richard Daley’s Empire If a study is ever conducted to show the financial ramifications associated with consolidating townships, … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Rolls Out McHenry Township Salary Reductions

Proposed salary reductions for the three elected administrative officers in McHenry Township have been revealed by Republican Township Trustee Bob Anderson. They are as follows: At the May 10th township meeting I will present a resolution (instead of a motion) … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Moving for Referendum to Transfer McHenry Township Road District Duties to Township Board

Should be an interesting meeting at the McHenry Township Hall tonight. Township Trustee Bob Anderson is going to make a motion to hold a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. The referendum would be held along with the … Continue reading

McHenry Township Board Considering Putting Referendum on November Ballot to Abolish Road District

Thursday night at 7 at the McHenry Township Hall, a discussion will be held by the Township Board about whether to put a referendum on the November ballot to abolish the Township Road District. The Highway Department would still exist, … Continue reading

Republicans on McHenry Township Board Make Next Term’s Posts Voluntary–No Salary

As readers know, there was a split decision on who would run McHenry Township. Craig Adams, rhe Supervisor, was elected to the position he held by appointment running as an Independent. His running mates for Township Trustee, however, lost. Four … Continue reading