No Federal Workers Seek General Assistance in Big McHenry County Townships

One of the places one might think laid off Federal workers would approach for emergency assistance is their local township government.

Township Supervisors have a special fund called “General Assistance” from which they can dispense assistance.

Checking with the Townships of

  • Algonquin
  • Dorr
  • Grafton
  • McHenry
  • Nunda

found that there have been no applications so far.

This may be a function of the paucity of Federal employees living in McHenry County.

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Here is another article about the role of townships.


No Federal Workers Seek General Assistance in Big McHenry County Townships — 6 Comments

  1. These overpaid D.C. f’wits have missed exactly one paycheck and imbeciles everywhere are rallying the apocalypse.

  2. Nice try Cal.

    Your disdain for Townships continues to show.

  3. I wonder how you make that conclusion.

    What I drew from my researh is there are not many Federal employees in McHenry County.

  4. They would not qualify for general assistance and emergency assistance is limited to one time in 12 months and cant exceed an amount set by the board.

    I have yet to find a township that the Board set the limit.

  5. Why was any research done?

    All those federal employees were eligible for UI which would disqualify them for GA.

    (305 ILCS 5/1-6) (from Ch. 23, par. 1-6)
    Sec. 1-6. Notwithstanding any provisions of this Code to the contrary, a person, if eligible, shall be required to file for unemployment compensation benefits as a condition for qualifying for public assistance benefits under programs of aid to the aged, blind, or disabled, aid to families with dependent children, and aid to families with dependent children– unemployed, which are administered by the Illinois Department, or general assistance programs administered by some other public agency.

    Therefor the interpretation that this simply another ‘dig’ at Towships.

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