Bill Text: IL SB0669 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Veto Message

Bill Title: Amends the Counties Code. Provides that for the 2020 election and thereafter, the chairman of the Lake County board shall be elected by the voters of the county. Provides that an individual seeking election as chairman of the Lake County board may also seek election as a county board member. Amends the Election Code making conforming changes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-0)

Status: (Failed) 2017-11-08 - Total Veto Stands [SB0669 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-SB0669-Veto_Message.html

August 18, 2017

To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 669 which would create an unnecessary new process for a Lake County to change the way it selects its county board chairman.

This legislation is an inappropriate interference in the operation of local affairs. Current law already allows for a sufficient process by which Lake County can change its selection process. This issue should be resolved at the local level instead of pursuing a change of state law that addresses a highly political local issue to create a new process for a single county.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 669, entitled “AN ACT concerning local government”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.


Bruce Rauner