McSweeney's Township Consolidation Bill Headed to Governor's Office for Consideration

From the NW Herald:

A proposed bill that would give McHenry County residents the power to abolish townships with a majority vote at the polls is on its way to the desk of the Illinois governor.

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill, 33-16, with an amendment that would make the bill effective June 1. The House on Thursday voted, 78-23, to concur with that amendment.

State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) said the bill clearing the General Assembly hurdle represents a "big win for taxpayers."

"It'll be sent to the governor," McSweeney said. He mentioned the infighting drama brewing inside Algonquin Township as an example of why voters should have the ability to abolish local governments. "It’s turning into a statewide embarrassment. They’re a bunch of children that are disgracing local government."

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