VIDEO: Reick Fights for Preservation of Voter Intent in McHenry County

Yesterday in Springfield, lawmakers considered SB 2243, a measure that would increase the power of the County Board Chairman in a few select Illinois counties, including McHenry County. During the bill debate on SB 2243, State Representative Steve Reick (R-Woodstock) spoke out vehemently against bill, stating that the voters of his county had already voted down a ballot proposition that would have created a “County Executive” form of government, and instead voted for a popularly-elected county board chairman with limited authority and power. Click here to watch Reick’s full floor debate on the bill.

In spite of strong opposition by the McHenry County lawmakers in the House, the measure was approved in a 63-48-1 vote.