Lost in the spend-vs.-save highlights are a handful of referendum questions on government consolidation. No, voters didn’t wipe townships off the map or downsize Illinois’ 860 or so school districts. But there were baby steps to celebrate.
Illinoisans don’t like how they’re being disrespected by their politicians – paying ever-higher taxes for ever-fewer services. So they leave.One of those people leaving is a North Shore neighbor of mine moving to Colorado. For him, the calculus was simple. Stay and pay more and more for a government he trusts less and less, or leave and save $1 million dollars.