A group of residents fighting to keep Evanston Township intact gathered Wednesday night at a "sometimes chaotic" meeting to protest the advisory question on the March 20 ballot asking people if they want to dissolve the entity, according to an article in Evanston Now.
The City Council s on the March ballot. They approved the move 5-4 after the question of putting a binding resolution on the ballot failed.
If the township is dissolved, the city would assume all its responsibilities, which include levying taxes, administering a general assistance program and assisting residents with property tax assessments. The move could save about half a million dollars, according to the City Council.
The Daily Northwestern reported that more than 40 people attended Wednesday night's meeting, which ended with a decision to send a letter of objection to both the Evanston Township board and the Cook County Clerk's Office.
Because the ballots are already printed, the issue is really one of whether the votes will be counted.
Read the full Evanston Now article here.
Read the full Daily Northwestern story here.