May 13, 2017
Kevin Craver, Northwest Herald
“He also, like DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and Franks during his 18 years as a state representative, is one of the most vocal proponents for whittling down Illinois’ almost 7,000 units of local government – by far the largest number of all 50 states.
Local governments’ ability to consolidate, either willingly or by fiat, still is extremely limited under state law.
A pilot program in DuPage County – which state lawmakers expanded to the McHenry and Lake county boards at Franks’ and Lawlor’s requests – allows the boards to eliminate a handful of vestigial and eclectic units of local government.”
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