Thursday, the Senate Executive Committee approved by a 17-0 vote State Rep. Jack Franks government consolidation bill.
A memo from the McHenry County Council of Governments says,
HB 229 – the Consolidation Bill that applied to McHenry and Lake Counties – did pass out of the Senate Executive Committee late last night with a trailer bill HB 245 SA2 – which exempted conservation districts. [I cannot find the amendment. Look for yourself.]
The MCCD was in support of this exemption and thanks those who made calls and contacted their legislators.
That leaves the McHenry County 708 Mental Health Board as a possible local government which could be taken over by the McHenry County Board.
Senate President John Cullerton replaced Pam Althoff as Chief Sponsor of the bill on Monday, May 25th.