Lyons: Local elections more important than you think
If the number of people who complain about their towns, school districts or other local governmental units were equal to the number of people who actually bother to vote, we’d have something closer to a representative democracy.
About 66 percent of McHenry County voters turned out for the contentious November presidential election, compared with about 20 percent for the 2012 spring primary. Bet the under for the April 9 Illinois Consolidated General Election.
Grown people can fling themselves into hysterics over what a president or U.S. Speaker of the House said or implied 365 days a year. You’re free to rail against the Koch brothers, the liberal media, Fox News or the bogeyman of your choice.
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