With one proposal to pay off Illinois’ pension debt asking the typical homeowner to pay more than $1,900 in additional property taxes for the next 30 years, the stakes for pension reform have never been clearer.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 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.
Two township administrators took state grant funds intended for a summer youth program to cover up for illegal credit card purchases.
Bob is not a typical politician. He is not a lobbyist. He is a barber. But he’s making real change in the community he loves.
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.
Some Madison County townships could see their costs go up, which could drive up property taxes.
The McHenry County state's attorney's office is investigating Nunda and Grafton townships for illegal misuse of taxpayer money, making them the second and third townships - after Algonquin Township - to be under investigation in McHenry County.