State Rep. Christine Radogno | The Office of State Rep. Christine Radogno
State Rep. Christine Radogno recently explained via her website the Local Government and Unfunded Task Force.
The task force, chaired by Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, strives to help make Illinois government more effective and efficient.
State Sens. Dan Duffy and Dale Righter were appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to sit on the task force. The senators join municipal and county leaders, representatives of school districts, other state legislators, and experts in consolidation.
Rauner said the task force was created as a means of consolidating the “excessive numbers of local government units” and “reduce the burden of unfunded mandated imposed by the state,” which, he said, “will reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve delivery of services.”
Illinois leads the nation with 7,000 local government entities.