State Rep. Asks Townships to Return Surplus Funds, Defined as More than Two and One-Half One Year’s Spending

From the Illinois News Network: Lawmaker wants townships with big bank accounts to return money to taxpayers By Greg Bishop | Illinois News Network A township in central Illinois that overtaxed residents for years is returning more than $735,000 to … Continue reading

Senator Terry Link Pledges Township Abolition Bill Will Pass Again and Likely Be Signed by Governor JB Pritzker

Calling former Governor Bruce Rauner “hypocritical” for vetoing the township abolition bill, State Senator Terry Link,also Chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party, says the bill will pass again and be signed by Governor JB Pritzker. The bill had two … Continue reading

McSweeney Re-Introduces Township Abolition by Referendum Bill for McHenry County

The Illinois News Network‘s take on Governor Bruce Rauner’s killing of State Rep. David McSweeney’s bill to allow taxpayers to petition for referendums to abolish township government: After veto from Rauner, lawmaker plans to re-file consolidation bill again this spring … Continue reading

Governor Amendatorily Vetoes Abolition of McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill Killing Vote This Year

Guaranteeing that no referendum will be on the ballot to abolish any township in McHenry County this spring is an amendatory veto of State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637. The General Assembly which could address the veto has already … Continue reading

McSweeney’s McHenry County Township Abolition by Referendum Bill Sent to Governor

The Illinois General Assembly reports that State Rep. David McSweeney’s House Bill 4637 was sent to Governor Bruce Rauner on Monday by Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. So speculation that the bill might be rolled over to the next General … Continue reading

Rep. Steve Reick Offers Theory for Rep. David McSweeney’s Delay in Sending Township Abolition Bill to Governor

State Rep. Steve Reick offers the following hypothesis for State Rep. David McSweeney’e delay in sending his House Bill 4617 to Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill would allow voters in any McHenry County township to petition for a referendum to … Continue reading

Taking Power Away from Citizens in Township Government

I have been following Algonquin Township government since I was in college. In fact, my first public meeting was one on non-dedicated subdivision roads for Silver Lakes. The township used a law passed by State Rep. George Lindberg (R-Crystal Lake) … Continue reading