State Rep. David McSweeny

Red-Light Camera Backlash Gains Bipartisan Momentum in Springfield

Original article written by Vincent Caruso for Illinois Policy Institute on October 15th, 2019. Link to original story may be found HERE Driver headaches and corruption flow from red-light cameras. Two bills with bipartisan support would ban the traffic devices in Illinois. As a red-light camera company becomes a focal point in another federal investigation of Illinois…

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.…

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…
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