20180105 - Bob Anderson making inroads to abolish townships (HRB) (HRB) - nwherald
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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Wonder Lake barber Bob Anderson assists customer Dean Patnude of Wonder Lake on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Anderson declared a war against townships almost three decades ago and has seen little support from his political peers, and progress has been slow. Now backed by the support of some legislators in Springfield and a new state law that gives voters the power to consolidate units of government, it appears Anderson is at the doorstep of accomplishing – at least in part – his controversial mission: abolishing townships. "For years, he’s been talking about it," said state Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills. "Finally, now he’s in the mainstream of thinking."