Despite vehement objections by the only member of the Illinois House whose entire constituency resides within the boundaries of McHenry County (Rep. Steve Reick of Woodstock), members of the House of Representatives approved legislation on Thursday that would provide almost no due process for the elimination of township government in the County’s 17 townships. The provisions of HB 4637 apply only to McHenry County.
“It is truly unfortunate that this issue was allowed to deteriorate into a political issue rather than a policy issue,” said Reick. “The sponsors of this bill has taken one example of bad township government, and used it as a political stunt.”
Click on the video link below to view Rep. Reick’s full floor comments.