- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Joe Terrell for Harlem Township Supervisor
In the race for Harlem Township Supervisor, Joe Terrell, who has previously served on the Winnebago County Board, is running on the issue of transparency and openness of government.
Harlem Township has no public website, no easy way for residents to communicate with their elected township officials, and no online checkbook to allow residents to see where and how their tax dollars are being spent.
A Harlem Township resident asking how the township was spending her tax dollars was stonewalled. She had to file a lawsuit to get access to public records, which should have been available online. This is not the way our townships and local governments should conduct themselves.
Joe Terrell is running as an individual dedicated to good government. He is open, accessible and communicates with voters. His opponent, like the township she runs, has no campaign website and has communicated very little of her issues and concerns.
Will the government of Harlem Township continue to be “business as usual” with only insiders in the know? Vote for Joe Terrell on April 9. He has the expertise in computer systems and is committed to transparency and thrifty government.
From the April 3-9, 2013, issue