Considerations and Practices of Local Government Consolidation

June 9, 2017


“S.B. 3 would expand the Local Government Reduction and Efficiency program to all counties in Illinois.  Currently, just DuPage, Lake, and McHenry counties are authorized to consolidate or dissolve certain units of local government, with Lake and McHenry having been added to the legislation in 2016 via Public Act 99-0709.  The bill also would add community mental health boards and boards established under the County Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act to the program.  The bill specifies that moving forward, receiving units of government must honor the exclusive bargaining representation rights of employees working in dissolving units of government. ”

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