The ABCs of a county executive
Voters on Nov. 6 will be asked whether they want to create a county executive form of government for McHenry County.
While the executive is popularly elected, unlike the current system where the County Board’s 24 members elect a chairman after every November election, the executive position comes with a lot more authority than the chairmanship and would change the power structure of county government.
The following is a guide to a look at what a county executive is, what it isn’t, and the powers the seat holds.
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