Partner Posts

Partner Posts2017-08-22T20:19:04+00:00

These are posts by the Transform Illinois collaborators.   You can also view articles about Transform Illinois on the Transform in the News page

More government units mean higher spending for some public services

Illinois should have the best parks, libraries and fire protection among the nation’s 10 most populous states. That’s because local governments in Illinois collectively spent the most per capita on each of those functions among peer states during fiscal year 2015, the most recent year for which data were available, [...]

Change Makers: Chairman Chris Lauzen of Kane County

The Metropolitan Planning Council’s Change Makers: Modernizing County Government in Illinois interview series addresses challenges faced by county governments throughout the region. DuPage County’s groundbreaking ACT Initiative, Illinois’ first of its kind policy agenda that prioritizes accountability, consolidation and transparency, serves as a model for Illinois communities and we are [...]

Change Makers: Chairman Frank Haney of Winnebago County

The Metropolitan Planning Council’s Change Makers: Modernizing County Government in Illinois interview series addresses challenges faced by county governments throughout the region. DuPage County’s groundbreaking ACT Initiative, a policy agenda that prioritizes accountability, consolidation and transparency, serves as a model for Illinois communities and we are identifying the unique barriers [...]

Transform Illinois Partners Make the Case for Government Consolidation

With approximately 7,000 units of government, Illinois leads the nation with the highest number of independent taxing bodies, many of which are repetitive and outdated in cost and administration. Members of the Transform Illinois coalition recently made strong cases for government consolidation at the Illinois General Assembly at an opportune [...]