If Belleville Township wants to dissolve, the Illinois House won’t stand in its way. House Bill 3693 allows Belleville Township to be dissolved if a majority of both the township board and Belleville city council approve a dissolution ordinance. It is a bill sponsored by State Representative Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea).
Hoffman says this is another step toward further belt tightening.
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He says Belleville Township has the sole task of providing temporary financial assistance to needy families that are not yet on state aid. In the last fiscal year, the township provided about $177,000 in financial assistance but spent more than $288,000 on operating costs. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.