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Letters to the Editor

Townships must go

To the Editor:

I agree with Mr. Anderson regarding abolishing townships.

Mr. Anderson claims there is a bus service. If there is a bus service, who is it for and how far does the bus travel? It doesn’t take seniors to grocery stores, shopping centers, hospitals in Elgin, or provide transportation into Crystal Lake to the train station.

Just lately we called the township office because we wanted to recycle paint; we were told, “We don’t do that,” nor does the village of Lake in the Hills.

We wanted to do the right thing for our environment. Grafton Township wouldn’t accept paint, nor Algonquin because Lake in the Hills isn’t part of Algonquin Township. We paid $2.50 per can (total $20) to recycle the paint at our local hardware store. Making recycling difficult is why people really don’t care, and things that should be recycled are dumped in the local garbage pickup and then into landfills.

We need to abolish Grafton Township and save money on our tax bills by not having to pay for its real estate taxes, the building, heating, air conditioning, salaries, pensions, benefits and everything else Grafton Township takes from us.

Abolish all townships and all the expenses that go along with them.

LaVonne C. Mittermayer

Lake in the Hills

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