Career Politicians Operating for Benefit of Themselves the Problem with Township Governmnt, Letter Writier Says

A letter to the Northwest Herald from TP Mathews, reprinted with permission of the Wonder Lke man: Consolidation NOT the Answer After reading scores of articles during the last 2 years, I must ask if consolidation is really the answer. … Continue reading

One Step Closer for Township Consolidation Legislation

A press release from the Illinois General Assembly: Rep. McSweeney backed legislation enabling voters to eliminate townships in McHenry County advances Springfield, IL – The Illinois House Government Consolidation and Modernization Committee yesterday unanimously advanced State Rep. David McSweeney-backed legislation to make it … Continue reading

104 Respond to Steve Reick Poll on Precondition to Township Consolidation Vote, Bill Tubed

From State Rep. Steve Reick’s web site: Rep. Steve Reick Presents Consolidation Survey Results State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) has released the final results of a recent legislative survey which showed that taxpayers believe elected officials should have to prove … Continue reading

Algonquin Township to Debate Road District Abolishment

Referendum Could Make Its Way on November Ballot Tonight, Algonquin Township Trustees will discuss placing a consolidation referendum on the November ballot. This is the first time the topic will be discussed formally at Algonquin Township, making Algonquin Township the … 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

McSweeney Files Bill Carving Easier Path to Dissolve Townships in McHenry County

McHenry County State’s Attorney Investigating Use of Taxpayer Funds Illinois Policy Institute and the Northwest Herald have reported FOIA requests by McHenry County State’s Attorney seeking financial records from 2013-2017. This comes on the heels of HB4244 introduced by Rep. … Continue reading

Reick Steps into Township Efficiency Issue

Posted by State Rep. Steve Reick: Rep. Steve Reick Files Legislation to Require Cost Study to Ensure Township Road District Consolidations Save Money State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) is hoping to infuse some common sense into the discussion of township … Continue reading

Bill Passes Giving Township Trustees Power to Set Township Road District Abolition or Consolidation Votes

A press release from Lt. Governor Evelyn anguinetti: Township Road & Bridge District consolidation bill sent to Governor CHICAGO – Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti applauds the passage of a bill to allow township trustees to initiate referendums to consolidate township road … Continue reading

Referendum Effort to Merge Two DuPage County Township Road Districts

Consolidation of township road functions is taking a new twist in DuPage County. According to the Naperville Sun, a judge is being asked to putA  the following question on the spring ballot: Shall the Naperville Road District and the Lisle … Continue reading

Walkup Claims Gottemoller Township Conflict

A press release from McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup: MORE GOTTEMOLLER CONFLICTS OF INTEREST We already know that McHenry County Board Chairman JOE GOTTEMOLLER had conflicts of interest in voting against the Township Consolidation Referendum due to his … Continue reading

Second Anti-Schofield Mailing from Proft’s PAC

As readers know State Rep. candidate has received huge contributions from the teachers’ union called the Illinois Education Association and State Senator Pam Althoff. She will need it to counter the effort to elect Allen Skillicorn by Dan Proft’s Liberty … Continue reading

No Help for Bob Anderson from County Ethics Commission

It’s up and down for Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson. He won his claim that the McHenry County Board violated the Open Meetings Act when it allowed Michele Aavang and Mary McCann to vote by telephone. Then he charged that County … Continue reading