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Townships of Kane County, 1936

Townships of Kane County, 1936
When H. S. Hicks, secretary of the Illinois Tax Commission, was hired during the Great Depression by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to study local governments in Kane County, he recommended that township government be abandoned. Hicks argued that township organization leads to unequal representation in county government, inconsistent property assessments, inequitable distribution of tax burdens, and inefficient duplication of services.