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With the signing of Senate Bill 2543, taxpayers could soon see savings – and more efficiency – in local government.
Voted out of office in 2017 amid allegations of patronage and waste, Algonquin Township’s former highway commissioner has since found work at neighboring townships – while collecting a handsome pension from his former employer.
A new law will allow DuPage County to dissolve its election commission and transfer its functions to the county clerk’s office, saving taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A new law gives townships the option to let voters abolish their road districts through referendum. But Algonquin Township trustees rejected a resolution that would have given taxpayers that choice.
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.