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Letter: Support consolidation

To the Editor:

Township cronyism surfaces once again. Pro-township road commissioners (without board approval because road commissioners do not have a board to question their actions) from McHenry Township and Nunda Township recently filed a lawsuit in hopes of torpedoing McHenry County voters with the option to consolidate their township government.

McHenry and Nunda township road commissioners have decided to keep sealed lips on the cost of their personal frivolous lawsuit and who’s paying the legal bills.

Township road commissioners, without a watchdog board, are in a political class above all elected officials.

Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a bill that gives McHenry County voters the power to consolidate outdated townships into the county.

“Rising property taxes overburden homeowners, and this administration is committed to explore all options to provide communities with relief,” Pritzker said.

In addition, the Illinois General Assembly also supports government consolidation and tax relief.

The supporting vote for this bill was 44-3 in the Senate and 62-33 in the House. This bill also has the support of McHenry County Board President Jack Franks.

Franks said he was enthusiastic about its passage and thinks it’s a great start allowing voters to decide what they want to do about township government.

Rising property taxes and shrinking home values, and McHenry County homeowners are paying some of the highest property taxes in the U.S.

Be a forward thinker and support township consolidation/elimination. 

Townships? The government of nepotism, cronyism, patronage and waste.  

Bob Anderson

Wonder Lake

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