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Title Local Government Consolidation Commission 
Contact Name John Keller 
Contact Email  
Function The Commission shall:
make a survey of the entire structure of local governments and of their organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions. Among other things, and without limiting its activities, the Commission shall:
(1) Study all laws governing the organization, powers, jurisdiction, and functions of local governments. (2) Study the inter-relationships of local governments to each other and to federal and State governments. (3) Formulate specific recommendations for legislation or constitutional amendments to (i) permit effective management of local affairs, (ii) encourage local policy decision making, (iii) reduce the multiplicity of local governments, (iv) eliminate overlapping and duplicating of unnecessary powers, (v) increase efficiency and economy in local governments, and (vi) allow optional forms of local governments and increase their authority for cooperation among the levels of government.  
Term Upon submission of final report but no later than December 31st, 2012 
Senate Confirmation No 
Party Affiliation N/A 
Compensation N/A 
Qualifications (please see composition) 
Composition Consists of 17 members:
3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate 3 to be members of the Senate appointed by the Senate Minority Leader 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House 3 to be members of the House of Representatives appointed by the House Minority Leader and 5 to be citizens of the State appointed by the Governor as follows:
(1) one member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing counties;
(2) one member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing municipalities;
(3) one member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing townships;
(4) one member selected from recommendations provided by an association representing park districts;
and (5) one member who serves as an elected officer of a local governmental entity in Illinois other than a county, municipality, township, or park district.  
Authority 20 ILCS 3987/5 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Anselment, Jason  12/01/2011  Governor  Member  Sangamon   
Demmer, Tom  03/19/2013  House Minority Leader  Member  Ogle  State Representative 
Dugan, Lisa  01/18/2012  Speaker of the House  Member  None   
Franks, Jack  01/18/2012  Speaker of the House  Member  None   
Hammond, Norine  09/27/2011  House Minority Leader  Member  None  State Representative 
Holmes, Linda  09/28/2011  Senate President  Member  None   
Kern, Mark  12/01/2011  Governor  Member  St. Clair   
Landek, Steven  09/27/2011  Senate President  Member  None   
Lang, Lou  01/18/2012  Speaker of the House  Member  None   
McCarter, Kyle  02/28/2013  Senate Minority Leader  Member  None   
McCarthy, Richard   12/01/2011  Governor  Member  Kane   
McConnaughay, Karen  02/28/2013  Senate Minority Leader  Member  None   
Mulroe, John  07/02/2012  Senate President  Member  None   
Niebur, Gary  12/01/2011  Governor  Member  Madison   
Oberweis, Jim  02/28/2013  Senate Minority Leader  Member  None   
Reboletti, Dennis  09/27/2011  House Minority Leader  Member  None  State Representative 
Smith, Bryan E.  12/01/2011  Governor  Member  Sangamon   

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