A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney:
Governor Signs Cullerton-McSweeney Legislation Aimed at Local Government Consolidation
Cary, IL…The Governor has signed legislation that State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) passed in the Illinois House to help streamline and ultimately reduce the number of units of local government in Illinois.
Senate Bill 2994 requires every county to prepare a report for the General Assembly identifying any local public entity to which the county board, board of county commissioners, county board chairman/president, or county executive makes appointments. The reports will help identify unnecessary local government units that can be consolidated.
“Illinois has about 7,000 units of local government,” McSweeney said.
“Surely, we can find a way to reduce the number of units of local government and make Illinois government smaller, more efficient and ultimately less costly to taxpayers. Fewer layers of government will help reduce property taxes.”
McSweeney carried SB 2994 in the House and Senator Thomas Cullerton (D-Lake Villa) was the Senate sponsor.