Government Consolidation

WGN Interview w/ David Hochberg

Original article published by Ashley Bihun for WGN AM Radio on February 15th, 2020. Link to original article may be found HERE. You can listen to the interview by clicking Play on the sound bar.  Home Sweet Home Chicago (02/15/20) – David Hochberg with Mega Pros Joe, Roy Spencer of PermaSeal, Credit Expert Gary Novel,…

Task force finalizing property tax proposal

Original article written by Greg Bishop of The Center Square, and shared to The Telegraph on 10/29/19. Link to original article may be found HERE. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on the Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force say they’re getting closer to offering up final recommendations to lower the state’s second-highest in the nation property…

Carroll Tackles Property Tax Relief through Government Consolidation Committee

Press release published to the Lake County Gazette 9/23/19. Link to article may be found HERE Illinois State House District 57 issued the following announcement on Sept. 17 Fighting to provide more tax relief for local families through his newly created Property Tax Relief Task Force, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, will serve as the…

Pritzker signs law letting McHenry County voters dissolve townships

Original article written by Steve Zalusky for the Daily Herald on 8/9/19. Photo taken from Blue Room Stream. Link to original article may be found HERE Gov. J.B. Pritzker is using McHenry County as a test case for the consolidation of local government. The governor signed into law Friday a bill that will hand taxpayers…

Government Consolidation Mail

I sent out a mass email to my constituents this past Friday that spoke about some of my efforts towards government consolidation and lowering our property tax burden.  I also included a flyer for our next property tax appeal seminar as the picture for this post. For those of you who are not signed up…

Editorial: To declutter Illinois and save dollars, eliminate townships

Original article written by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board for the Chicago Tribune on June 17th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photography credit to John J. Kim, Staff Photographer for the Chicago Tribune.  How many units of government do you think there are in Illinois? Two thousand? Five thousand? Try 6,963.…

With Eye Toward Cost Reductions, Carroll Targets Townships

Originally written for Journal & Topics by “Journal Staff” on April 11th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE. Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to reduce skyrocketing property taxes, State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57th) passed bipartisan consolidation legislation out of Illinois the…

Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House

Press Release copied below for ease of access. Press Release… from State Representative Jonathan Carroll FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: April 8, 2019 847-229-5499 [email protected] @RepCarroll Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to…

Fair Tax vs. Jobs Tax

UPDATE 4/23/2019: Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has filed SJRCA0001 which should be voted upon sometime in the next few weeks in the Senate.  Thank you and please reach out anytime.   Friends, I wanted to take a moment to quickly address some of the messaging you may have been seeing around the Governor’s proposed…

Bipartisan Township Consolidation Bill Reintroduced in Springfield

Original story written by Joe Barnas for Illinois Policy. Link to original article HERE Former Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill before leaving office, but bipartisan support in the General Assembly may send it back to the governor’s desk. Lawmakers in Springfield have renewed their efforts to make it easier for McHenry County taxpayers to cut a layer of local government that is often inefficient at best and…
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