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Category Archives: Local Government
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” -Thomas Jefferson “I want to run McHenry County…being an executive able to really change fundamentally the structure of government.” -Jack Franks “The Download” WGN Radio … Continue reading
That’s the headline of an article written by Jack Franks published in today’s Northwest Herald, a headline with which I am in full agreement. Franks goes on, however, to fully distort what I’m trying to accomplish with the trailer bill … Continue reading
In the past several months, the Chicago Tribune has extensively researched and written about the assessment practices of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios, finding a pattern of: “[C]lout, patronage and incompetence…that assigns property values and thus helps shape tax bills. … Continue reading
I’ve written the following letter to the Governor, asking him to veto House Bill 171: Also, if you want to refresh your memory as to what this is all about, here’s a trip down memory lane:
In 2012 the voters of McHenry County voted down a referendum which would have established a “County Executive” form of government. As described in an article by Kevin Craver in the Northwest Herald, the authority of the County Executive included: … Continue reading