Reject McHenry County Government Change

Reject McHenry County Government Change

In 2012, McHenry County voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot proposal that would have changed the county’s government structure to a County Executive form of government. Despite 2:1 rejection of the referendum (64% NO, 36% YES), Springfield politicians have filed legislation to sidestep the residents’ wishes, and make those changes anyway.

HB 3317 would completely reorganize McHenry County’s current government structure, and give the County Board Chair broad, expansive powers, including sole veto power over county board decisions, a separate budget for his/her staff and resources, the authority to set the county budget, and authority to spend money without full board approval.

Tell Springfield they can’t change our government without our consent.

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194 reactions

  • Christopher Schurrer
    signed 2019-04-26 10:46:04 -0500
  • Deborah Velmont
    signed 2019-04-26 01:10:16 -0500
  • Brad Schlottman
    signed 2019-04-17 13:43:47 -0500
  • James Allinder
    signed 2019-04-17 06:40:51 -0500
  • Greg Menold
    signed 2019-04-15 10:15:23 -0500
  • Richard Toepper
    signed 2019-04-14 21:39:29 -0500
  • Donald Staver
    signed 2019-04-12 16:11:45 -0500
  • michael murray
    signed 2019-04-12 15:03:55 -0500
  • Colleen Callahan Dumais
    signed 2019-04-12 13:38:55 -0500
  • scott kegarise
    signed 2019-04-12 13:19:01 -0500
  • Donald Goad
    signed 2019-04-12 12:38:32 -0500
  • Rachel Zastrow
    signed 2019-04-12 10:08:30 -0500
  • Kerri Barber
    signed 2019-04-11 20:13:32 -0500
  • Melissa Victor
    signed 2019-04-11 19:04:47 -0500
  • David Gutowsky
    signed 2019-04-11 17:58:59 -0500
  • William Wildhage
    signed 2019-04-11 15:06:16 -0500
  • Maria Lillie
    signed 2019-04-10 21:06:59 -0500
  • Paul Grzywacz
    signed 2019-04-09 00:52:08 -0500
  • Aimee Reese
    signed 2019-04-08 21:31:05 -0500
  • Karen Sprouse-Gerbig
    signed 2019-04-03 19:26:24 -0500
  • Geri Levine
    signed 2019-04-03 19:14:17 -0500
  • Yvonne Daniels
    signed 2019-04-02 12:17:13 -0500
  • Warren Wolschlager
    signed 2019-04-02 07:51:20 -0500
  • David Sunseri
    signed 2019-04-01 22:03:54 -0500
  • david chapman
    signed 2019-03-31 15:37:59 -0500
  • Dan Widmayer
    signed 2019-03-31 15:27:24 -0500
  • Kristine Beach
    signed 2019-03-30 22:34:12 -0500
  • Bob Lauer
    signed 2019-03-30 11:05:39 -0500
  • Sue Draffkorn
    signed 2019-03-29 21:50:31 -0500
  • Diane Evertsen
    signed 2019-03-29 09:01:23 -0500