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  • Lake Park High School District 108 is asking voters to fund the construction and operation of an aquatic facility that could be built at the school’s east campus by August 2015. Two ballot questions ask if voters will support a proposal to borrow $8.5 million to build the pool and a tax rate increase to bring in an additional $390,000 a year to operate it.

    Lake Park voters weighing pool questions on March ballotMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Voters in Lake Park High School District 108 will decide Tuesday whether the latest effort to build an indoor aquatic center at the Roselle school will be successful. Two referendum questions on the March 18 ballot ask if voters will support a proposal to borrow $8.5 million to build the pool and a tax rate increase to provide $390,000 a year to operate it. As Election Day nears, pool plans are drawing both supporters and skeptics.

     
  • This photo of DeKalb Park District’s indoor, artificial turf facility illustrates what Huntley Park District would like to build, if voters approve the $18 million referendum question next week.

    Forum set on Huntley Park District referendumMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Huntley Park District officials are conducting an informational forum Tuesday on the March 18 ballot question seeking voter approval to borrow $18.75 million to build an indoor, artificial turf facility, and possibly buy and develop more land or upgrade existing park facilities. The forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the park district’s Rec Center, 12015 Mill St.

     
  • Kane County disability tax proposal still seeing oppositionMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Advocates of a new tax that would provide up to $13 million for Kane County residents with development disabilities are trying to educate the public about exactly how the new tax would work. But just the idea of any additional property tax burden has been enough for the referendum to gain at least one notable opponent.

     
  • Another forum on Brainerd proposal:Mar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Opponents of a proposal to convert the shuttered former Libertyville High School into a community center will host a town-hall style meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.

     
  • Rendering of the proposed Brainerd Coummunity Center in Libertyville.

    Proposed community center plans in Libertyvile heat upMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Give and take is expected Thursday at the third and final town hall meeting on a proposal to create a community center in Libertyville. Voters will be asked on March 18 to authorize the village to borrow up to $11.5 million through bonding to convert the shuttered former Libertyville High School.

     
  • Long Grove officials want to charge the first property tax in the village's history to pay for repairs to deteriorating roads.

    Long Grove's proposed property tax facing bumpy roadMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Long Grove finds itself in a tough spot: It doesn't have enough revenue to pay for deteriorating roads, leaders say. Trustees have decided to bite the bullet and seek voter approval March 18 to charge the first property tax in the village's nearly 60-year-old history. “It's a hot button for everyone in the community, but it's a much bigger picture than just the roads,” said opponent Marcia Marshall.

     
  • District 116 forum Tuesday:Mar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will host a forum Tuesday related to a ballot iniaitive seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure.

     
  • Palatine Rural Fire Dist. holds info session on referendumMar 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is hosting a public meeting March 5 to discuss the tax hike they are asking voters to approve.

     
  • Lake Park High School District 108 is asking voters to fund the construction and operation of an aquatic facility that could be built at the school’s east campus by fall 2015. School officials say they have heard from supporters and opponents of the plan before two referendum questions about it appear on the March 18 primary ballot.

    Lake Park pool push getting mixed reviewsFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some Roselle-area taxpayers feel like it’s “deja pool” all over again. Roselle resident Phil Van Duyne, who opposes Lake Park High School District 108’s most recent push for voter approval of an aquatic center, said the joking phrase sums up his feelings on the two referendum questions voters will see on the March 18 ballot. “The district taxpayers have been pretty clear that they’re not in favor of a pool at Lake Park High School,” Van Duyne said. “People just voted it down, but now it’s coming back.”

     
  • Officials are asking voters for permission to collect more tax money to operate the Sugar Grove Public Library.

    Where does Sugar Grove Library rank?Feb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    For voters deciding whether to pay the Sugar Grove Public Library more taxes: How does the Sugar Grove Library stack up compared to others in the area when it comes to spending, services and materials available, and more?

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ on Winfield sales taxFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on Winfield's request to increase the village sales tax.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to Oakbrook Terrace fire districtFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on the Oakbrook Terrace Fire Protection District tax request.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to Lake Park poolFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on both propositions to fund a community pool for Lake Park District 108.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to Glenbard 87Feb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on the Glenbard High School District 87 tax request.

     
  • Suzanne Hart

    Endorsements: Maher, Hart for Will County BoardFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Chuck Maher and Suzanne Hart in the GOP primary for two available District 11 seats on the DuPage County Board.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘Yes’ to maintain Palatine rural fire district staffingFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "yes" vote to enable the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District to maintain five firefighters on each shift.

     
  • Endorsement: No on general election for County Board chairFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "no" vote on the proposal to select a McHenry County Board chairman through general election.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes on electricity proposalFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote on the referendum regarding electrical aggregation in Winfield Township, Kane County and the village of Algonquin.

     
  • Endorsement: ‘No’ on Long Grove road tax planFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a "no" vote on a plan to create a temporary property tax for road repairs in Long Grove.

     
  • Endorsement: No to Huntley Park District referendumFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald says no to the Huntley Park District referendum.

     
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