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On the March 17 ballot, Taxpayers of McHenry County will have the opportunity to vote bloated government out of existence, permanently. The local governments that will be on the chopping block in the upcoming election include McHenry Township and Nunda Township.

“This is democracy in action at its best,” said Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). 

McHenry Twp. Trustees Bob Anderson, Mike Rakestraw, and Steve Verr spearheaded the drive to eliminate their township.

“I think we need to move forward, and reduce the size and cost of unnecessary government in McHenry County,” said Anderson.

“Eliminating useless townships would remove the property taxes of these townships,” said Tobin. “It makes a lot of sense Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government, a staggering number. With 6,963 units of local government, Illinois beats its nearest competitor by more than 1,800. Taxpayers are overwhelmed by all these local governments, which encourage corruption, waste and unnecessary property taxes.”

“TUA supports the efforts of Bob Anderson, Mike Rakestraw, and Steve Verr to consolidate McHenry Township, as well as the other taxpayers in Nunda Township. It is time for taxpayers to take back control of their money, and cut out wasteful government.