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Options to streamline the system for delivering local government services in Illinois were significantly increased with passage of recommendations by the Task Force on Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates report issued in 2016. While no mandates were included, subsequent legislation enables residents and local public officials to redesign collaboration among local government units and agencies to deliver services in different ways, possibly at lower costs and property taxes. The report contains responses by 500 local public officials, plus the testimony and deliberations of the Task Force leading to subsequent legislation.
Illinois, government consolidation, unfunded mandates
Walzer, Norman and Task Force on Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates, "Delivering Efficient, Effective, and Streamlined Government to Illinois Taxpayers" (2015). Reports, Whitepapers, Articles, and Other Publications. 11.
In consultation with the Office of Lieutenant Governor, Evelyn Sanguinetti
Center for Governmental Studies
Northern Illinois University Center for Government Studies