Townships: Necessary or irrelevant?
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Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 Jul 2008, p. 9


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LIza Roche
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Created in Illinois when the state was rural and transportation difficult, 1,433 townships exist in all but 17 counties in Illinois. Each township is led by elected officials, including a supervisor and four board members. Townships are charged with three duties: road and bridge maintenance along township roads, property assessment and "general assistance" to community residents. Many townships don't provide the mandated services, or take on additional social service projects. Comments by Roosevelt University professors David Hamilton and Paul Green, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, Carol Fritzshall, Niles Township administrator, Bryan Smith, director of Township Officials in Illinois,

Chart showing staffing in Cook County townships. Photograph New Trier Township Supervisor Patricia Cantor, and the staff of New Trier Township
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10 Jul 2008
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Wilmette.News.295764
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English
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Townships: Necessary or irrelevant?


Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.