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

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

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

McHenry Township to Vote on Consolidation

Special Meeting Called for Tuesday. McHenry Township Board will be given a second opportunity to vote on whether to put road district consolidation referendum question on the ballot this November after a special meeting was called. McHenry County Republican Chairwoman … Continue reading

Resident Opinion: Township Trustees Should Control Road District

Letter:Change needed in McHenry Township McHenry Township Trustees will vote again on whether to allow the voters decide on a Road District consolidation referendum at tonight’s township meeting. On February 14th, Algonquin Township Trustees will discuss placing a consolidation referendum … 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

Could Idle Gravel Trucks Be Used to Plow Roads?

McHenry’s Ned Neumann offers the following commentary in a Northwest Herald letter to the editor. It is published with permission of its author. Consider outsourcing township plowing If there are great savings to be had in the operation of township … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Takes on Township Road Commissioners

This letter from McHenry Township Trustee Bob Anderson, published originally in the Northwest Herald, is published here with the permission of its author. To the Editor: Township records show that municipal taxpayers (home owners) that reside in McHenry Township are … Continue reading

Anderson Asks Agenda Items for October McHenry Township Meeting

At the McHenry Township Board Thursday night, Township Trustee Bob Anderson is asking that five items be placed on the Board’s October meeting agenda. This past session a bill was passed that will allow voters to eliminate the office of … Continue reading

Local Governments Spent $1 Million Fighting Flooding, Illinois Total Too Low for Federal Reimbursement

Local governmental expenditures submitted to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency from McHenry County totaled $1,080,640.62. According to the McHenry County Emergency Management Agency, “In the four counties proclaimed a disaster area by Governor Rauner, uninsured damages to public property and … Continue reading