Comparing Illinois Government Workers with Those of Other States

A Friend of McHenry County Blog found this 2017 U.S. Census information comparing state and local government employment numbers in Illinois with those in other states: Category Illinois Rank FTE per Capita Illinois Rank Pay per capita Total States this category … Continue reading

Bob Anderson Testifies on Governmental Consolidation in Springfield

Wonder Lake’s Bob Anderson testified in Springfield before the entire House of Representatives on government consolidation. His message is summarized below: The restructuring (streamlining) of Illinois’ 7,000 unit of local government system, starting with township consolidation or elimination, will put … Continue reading

A Plea for Single-Member Districts for Local Governments

Active citizen Steve Wilson offers the following lament: Voter Oversight and Span of Control There is a concept in business management called “span of control”. It refers to how many people a paid, full­time manager can reasonably be expected to … Continue reading