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Resource ID: #16460
Subject: Housing
Source: News-Sun (Waukeegan, Ill.)
Affiliation: 
Date: March 13-14, 1997

Description

The News-Sun investigated Illinois townships. Established in 1847, townships were "charged with three primary functions: assessment of property, maintenance of roads in unincorporated areas and provision of assistance to the poor." Critics claim modern-day townships are unnecessary while proponents says they maintain a government closest to the people.

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