A state commission concluded that Illinois lawmakers should make it easier to reduce the number of local government boards and agencies, but not force the communities to do so. It also suggested that such consolidation might not save taxpayers money, as many critics have suggested.

Comment: They gotta be kidding. Illinois has several times more units of government per capita than most states, and consolidating them should be proceeding on an emergency basis.

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