Inaccuracy and unfairness in the property tax assessment process mean some homeowners, especially those in poorer areas, pay a disproportionate share of the overall tax burden.View Report
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.
The nonbinding, advisory referendum seeks to gauge support of merging two DuPage County offices.
A joint service agreement between two fire departments could save Lake Bluff more than $500,000 over five years, once fully implemented. The plan would be a welcome change of pace for residents, as Lake County homeowners pay some of the highest property taxes in the nation.
Following years of work by consolidation advocates, the McHenry Township board of trustees passed a motion allowing voters to decide whether to dissolve their local road district in November.
East St. Louis Township paid $550 to a politician, who had previously spent four years in federal prison for tax evasion, to clear an inch of snow from the township's parking lot - a task he didn't even complete.