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

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

The Silence of the Franks

Jack Franks as State Representative and McHenry County Board Chairman has posed as a strong supporter of consolidation of governments. Let’s take a look at his record on the subject. Franks lives in the Marengo area where, probably the only … 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

McHenry Citizen Says Annual Town Meeting Had No Authority to Order Township Board to Conduct a Cost-Benefit Study on Elimination of an Independent Road District

The following was written by Jon Gealow of McHenry and published in the Northwest Herald on Saturday.  It is re-published here with his permission. Robert Beltran’s Protestations are Without Merit If Mr. Beltran chooses to in his own mind call Mr. … 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

Independent McHenry Township Road District Abolitionists Suit Up

Well, “tee-shirt up” might be a better description. These folks intend to march in the McHenry and Johnsburg parades and seek others to join them. They are supporting a referendum which will be on the ballot in November asking voters … Continue reading

Nunda Township Reports No Written Work Product as a Consultant from Bob Miller, Paid Over $11,000

Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller was hired as a consultant by current Nunda Township Road Commissioner Mike Lesperance after Miller left office. Miller was paid $6,440 in 2017. In 2018 through May 9th, Miller was paid $5,132. That … Continue reading

Anderson Announces Citizens for Consolidation, Solicits Contributions

In the mail last week came the following letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson. It predicts that money will be flowing to McHenry Township from Road Commissioners around the state to defeat the fall referendum to put the McHenry … 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

What Bob Miller Did for the McHenry Township Road Commissioner

Having asked for the work product and other documents concerning former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner’s consulting with the McHenry Township Road District, the following was supplied: McHenry Township Road District paid Robert Miller for consulting services to develop project specifications … 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

Resolution Setting Fall Referendum to Abolish McHenry Township Road District as Separate Government

As readers are well aware, the McHenry Township Board on a 3-2 vote authorized a referendum to abolish the McHenry Township Road District. If approved by voters at the November election, the Road Commissioner would cease to be elected after … Continue reading

Thought on Township Road District Abolition from a City Dweller

Under the article about the McHenry Township Trustees having put abolition of the Road District on the ballot this fall in McHenry Township appeared the following vommernt from”Dante”: “The road districts need to have different tiers for taxing. “Tier 1 … Continue reading

Abolishing Office of McHenry Township Road Commissioner Set for November Ballot

Three of the five members of the McHenry Township Board voted to allow citizens to determine whether the Office of McHenry Township Road Commissioner should exist after incumbent James Condon’s term runs out in 2021. Supporting the ballot measure were … 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

Discussion of November Referendum to Put McHenry Township Road District Under Township Board Set for January Meeting

Besides cutting what McHenry Township Trustees are paid to nothing after the 2021 elections, the four Republican Party Trustees voted to put a discussion of a November referendum to abolish the elected office of Road Commissioner at its January 11th … Continue reading