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Two McHenry County highway commissioners hired each other’s sons to township government positions in 2017. Despite concerns of nepotism, these practices are not uncommon in township government.
An investigation into the office of a former township official concluded with no criminal charges. But the probe did find evidence that calls into question the merits of township governance.
Many school district employees’ earnings are more than double that of the typical Belleville household.
Taxpayers in the city of Alton, which has identical borders to that of Alton Township, could see savings through consolidation.
Townships are the cockroaches of governance. They won’t die.
The appearance of patronage hires in some McHenry County townships highlights consolidation efforts at the state and local level.
A bill that would give McHenry County voters a more powerful voice in township consolidation is one step closer to becoming law.
A House bill that would allow communities to consolidate local township governments has earned support from both parties – and the opposition of township officials.
A House bill that would allow for the dissolution of township governments in McHenry County has passed committee and is set to receive a vote.
The nonbinding referendum to merge DuPage County’s election commission with the clerk’s office won by more than 17,000 votes.