Yingling Township Road District Consolidation Passes


SPRINGFIELD - On the evening of Thursday, April 27, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, passed HB607, one of his signature consolidation bills, in the House. HB607 passed with a bi-partisan veto-proof majority of support.

“Illinois has almost 7,000 units of local government—the most in the nation. Excess layers of government lead to outrageously high property tax bills for my constituents,” Yingling said. “We can no longer afford to pay for these redundancies and I will continue to pass legislation that eliminates government duplication.”

HB 607 allows the board of trustees of a township to place the question on the ballot of whether the township road district should be abolished.

“As the Chairman of the House Committee on Government Consolidation, I am constantly looking for areas of government that require consolidation to help reduce the high property tax load that is unfairly placed on middle class families,” Yingling continued. “The passage of my recent bill is one solution I am delivering to the people of my district and I encourage the Senate to act immediately on it.”