Senator Terry Link speaks on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) advanced a measure today that would cut wasteful spending by eliminating small road districts and allowing for government consolidation.

“Everyone loves to talk about how Illinois has too many units of government,” Link said. “This bill would help fix that. Everyone loves to complain about high property taxes. This bill would help provide property tax relief.”

House Bill 4637 requires that road districts in Lake and McHenry counties must be abolished if they contain less than 15 miles of roads.

“We don’t need a governing body for less than 15 miles of roads,” Link said. “It just doesn’t make any sense. Government consolidation is long overdue, and eliminating wasteful road districts is the perfect place to start.”

The measure also authorizes a petition-initiated township dissolution procedure for each township within McHenry County.

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