Judge’s Uncertainly of Dillon’s Rule Impact on Cancelling McHenry Township Road District Consolidation Referendum Leads to Hail Mary Oral Motion by Opponents

The court case seeking to cancel the referendum to put the McHenry Township Road District under the Township Board in 2021 was not decided at Thursday’s hearing. After an hour and a half of oral arguments, mainly on behalf of … Continue reading

More Accountability Theme of Another Seeking Consolidation of McHenry Township Road District with Township

A letter to the Northwest Herald published with permission of it writers Laura Lewis of McHenry Vote yes to consolidate in McHenry Township People need to get educated about the township road district referendum that will be on their ballot … Continue reading

Ending One-Man Rule Reason To Vote for Putting the McHenry Township Road District Under the Township Board

A letter to the Northwest Herald from McHenry’s Ned Neumann, printed here with his permission: Control, Transparency, and Accountability Sought by Consolidation Advacates The motivation for the referendum in November to consolidate the McHenry Township Road District into the town … Continue reading

Opponents to McHenry Township Referendum to Put Road District Under Township Board in 2021 Schedule Fundraiser

From Citizens for Facts First, the group headed by former McHenry County Board Chairwoman Tina Hill, comes this invitation to their fundraiser: … 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

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

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

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

Electronic, etc., Recyling at McHenry Township Road District Saturday

From the McHenry Township Road Commissioner James Condon: Electronic Waste and Brush Recycling Programs  McHenry Township Road District Recycling Center in the township employee parking lot at 3703 N. Richmond Road 2018 ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING AND BRUSH DROP OFF These programs will be … 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

Township Road Commissioners Seem To Have Death Wish

The Northwest Herald continues in its campaign to point out the underside of township government. It has concentrated on McHenry County’s largest townships, minus Grafton. Although it waited a long time to look at the spending of former Algonquin Township … Continue reading