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BGA to hold panel on township government

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With Evanston voters scheduled to vote next month on whether Evanston township should be abolished, the Better Government Association will hold a panel discussion here Wednesday, Feb. 15, on the broader question of the value of township government across the state.

The program "Illinois Townships: Relevant or Redundant?" will feature County Commissioner Larry Suffredin of Evanston, who has called for abolishing Evanston township; Emily Miller, the BGA's policy and government affairs coordinator, Bob Porter the administrative coordinator for Township Officials of Cook County, and Avon Township Supervisor Sam Yingling.

The free event, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., will be moderated by NBC 5 reporter Phil Rogers.

To RSVP, contact Joe Malinowski at the BGA: jmalinowski@bettergov.org or 312-821-9028.

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