Under the Radar: Consolidation already happening in state
Townships sometimes join forces to save money
Township advocates defend their turf. They don’t want townships to consolidate with other agencies. They strongly reject calls to do away with their level of government entirely.
Yet, in some ways, townships already have consolidated some of their functions. And their lobbyists don’t seem to mind.
In Illinois, townships have three mandatory functions: Maintaining roads, assessing properties, and providing general assistance for the poor.
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