CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has repeatedly pledged to save taxpayers money by eliminating some of Illinois' nearly 7,000 units of government. Now a task force the Republican governor named to put that idea in motion is preparing its final recommendations.
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, the commission's chairwoman, says its suggestions could make government more efficient and effective if the Legislature and Rauner choose to implement them. They include letting voters decide whether a unit of government should be eliminated.