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  • Voters approve Butterfield Park District tax increase Nov 4, 2014 10:23 PM
    Voters have given the Butterfield Park District the go-ahead to borrow nearly $3 million to purchase a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Butterfield Road and Route 53 near Glen Ellyn where a gas station had been proposed. Unofficial results from all nine precincts Tuesday show 70 percent of voters supporting a tax increase to allow the district to borrow money and about 30 percent opposing it.

  • Voters approve Palatine Rural Fire tax hike Nov 5, 2014 12:31 AM
    Palatine-area voters approved a 0.05 percent tax hike for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District Tuesday night, a measure voters previously rejected in the spring.

  • Villa Park voters favor road repairs Nov 5, 2014 12:11 AM
    Villa Park voters must have heard the call from a group of their neighbors that it’s time to begin investing in their town’s infrastructure. More than 70 percent of voters approved the village’s request to increase taxes and borrow $23 million to fix 20 miles of crumbling roads in a seven-year plan, according to unofficial election results with all 31 precincts reporting. “I think the citizens of Villa Park realize that this is an urgent issue and that we need to address it,” said Pete Renn, co-chairman of Your Neighbors for Better Roads in VP Committee.

  • Voters reject calls to trim Elk Grove Rural fire board from 7 to 5 Nov 4, 2014 10:05 PM
    Voters within the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District have decided to maintain the size of the district’s board of trustees, despite calls from district officials that trimming the board from seven to five members would have cut costs.

  • Voters saying no to O’Hare noise Nov 4, 2014 11:39 PM
    Unofficial election results show DuPage voters resoundingly want noise levels from O’Hare International Airport reduced and more money made available for soundproofing. About 90 percent of voters favor making the airlines reduce flight noise overnight.

  • Sleepy Hollow votes shoot down tax increase Nov 4, 2014 10:59 PM
    Sleepy Hollow voters overwhelmingly shot down an 82 percent property tax increase that would have nearly doubled what they now pay. With all three precincts reporting, unofficial totals show 1,089 voted against the measure, while a mere 231 votes were cast in favor of increasing taxes.

  • Voters agree to reduce Inverness park board size Nov 4, 2014 9:25 PM
    Voters in the Inverness Park District on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a recommendation to reduce the size of the district’s board from seven members to five, according to unofficial totals.

  • Glen Ellyn pool project rejected Nov 4, 2014 11:59 PM
    Glen Ellyn Park District voters appear to have rejected a plan to spend $13.5 million to build an indoor aquatic center in their community. With all 40 precincts reporting, unofficial totals from Tuesday’s election show 60 percent of park district voters opposed the project while 40 percent supported the plan.

  • District 116 voters OK bond issue for construction Nov 4, 2014 9:20 PM
    Voters in Round Lake Unit District 116 approved a $29 million bond issue to pay for new classrooms, according to unofficial totals in Tuesday's election. District officials say the added space will ensure students can experience "21st-century learning."

  • Grayslake fire district voters OK tax hike Nov 4, 2014 9:51 PM
    Tax hike referendum in Grayslake FPD OK'd with unofficial tallies in all precincts.

  • Cook County voters favor gun control, mental health funding Nov 4, 2014 11:17 PM
    Cook County voters voted "yes" in advisory referendums on gun control and mental health funding Tuesday night, according to unofficial election totals.

  • Home rule question in Lake Zurich soundly defeated Nov 4, 2014 10:38 PM
    The question of designating Lake Zurich a home rule community appears to be headed for a sound defeat. With 10 of 13 precincts reporting, unofficial totals show 3,448 voting against the measure with 1,144 in support.

  • Wauconda voters reject $4.75 million community center expansion Nov 4, 2014 9:41 PM
    A $4.75 million plan to expand the Wauconda Park District’s community center was narrowly rejected by voters Tuesday. With ballots in all 10 precincts counted, unofficial results showed the proposal losing 1,813 to 1,741. “It was very close, and we knew that going in,” said parks Director Nancy Burton.

  • Barrington rejects home rule Nov 5, 2014 12:36 AM
    Voters in Barrington rejected a proposal Tuesday to give home rule power to village government.

  • Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot Nov 5, 2014 1:36 AM
    Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia approved ballot measures Tuesday allowing the use of marijuana by adults, elating legalization activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.

  • Batavia school referendum: ‘No’ to borrowing $15 million Nov 4, 2014 10:40 PM
    Batavia school district voters gave a big thumbs-down Tuesday to the idea of borrowing $15 million for buildings and grounds projects that would have included putting artificial-turf fields at Batavia High School.

  • Voters turn down Antioch rescue squad ballot issue Nov 4, 2014 10:02 PM
    Voters in Antioch and Antioch Township have rejected a proposal to raise taxes to fund a rescue squad at the Antioch Fire Department, according to unofficial tallies late Tuesday.

  • Fire, library, borrowing questions on Kane County ballots Nov 3, 2014 5:57 PM
    Referendums in Tri-Cities and central Kane County get to decide questions about fire protection, library service, and whether to borrow money for school facilities' projects. Areas affected are the Batavia school district, the Elburn and Fox River fire protection districts, and the Gail Borden Library District.

  • 3 Fox Valley referendums: Gail Borden, Sleepy Hollow, fire district Nov 3, 2014 5:53 PM
    Voters in the Fox Valley will have three referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot, including one asking if they want to add land on the western edge of the Gail Borden Public Library District. Sleepy Hollow voters will decide whether to approve an 82 percent property tax increase. Voters in and near Wasco and Campton Hills will decide whether to disconnect from the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District to join the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District.

  • Lake County voters can decide ballot questions seeking more tax money Nov 3, 2014 9:51 AM
    Some Lake County voters will decide Tuesday if they want to pay more for proposals such as an upgraded recreation center, an expanded high school and public safety operations. In addition, voters will determine if Barrington and Lake Zurich should receive greater municipal powers pertaining to taxes and other issues.

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