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April 19, 2024

Overwheling Majority of McHenry County Board urge Gov Rauner to veto HB-171

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 15, 2017

McHenry Co., IL. (ECWd) –

In a letter dated November 14, 2017, in which 20 of the 24 elected McHenry County Board Members signed, they urged Governor Rauner to veto HB171.

McHenry County is essentially the only county in which this bill would apply.

The letter stated “The bill appears to have been drafted with apparently one concern, removing the authority/minimizing the role of the McHenry County Board to set/assign committee assignments, and provide that power solely to the Chairman of the Board.”

This bill would permit the McHenry County Chairman to establish committees, appoint members, and appoint the chair to those committees.

We agree: This is a bad bill and should be vetoed.

Read it below:

HB 171 County Board letter


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