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  • Endorsement: Yes on Butterfield Park District site purchase Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in the Butterfield Park District approve purchase of a site that otherwise will be open to commercial development.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to Villa Park roads Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Villa Park residents vote yes to a tax increase to provide funding for much-need road repairs and maintenance.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to Glen Ellyn pool Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote on the Glen Ellyn Park District's request for $13.5 million to add an aquatics center to its Ackerman sports complex.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes in Prospect Heights to end election of clerk, treasurer Oct 16, 2014 8:04 PM
    The Daily Herald supports a yes vote to eliminate elected clerk and treasurer positions in Prospect Heights.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to reduce size of Inverness park board Oct 16, 2014 8:04 PM
    The Daily Herald recommends Inverness residents vote yes to reduce the size of their park board to five members.

     
  • Forum Tuesday on Batavia school referendum Oct 13, 2014 3:51 PM
    The Batavia school district will have a forum Tuesday night on a proposal to borrow $15 million for building-and-grounds projects, including artificial turf for fields at Batavia High School. Voters' opinions are being sought in an Nov. 4 referendum.

     
  • Villa Park seeks road money to ‘start investing in our town’ Oct 12, 2014 7:00 AM
    Villa Park voters are being asked to approve a tax increase to allow the village to borrow $23 million over 20 years to reconstruct and/or resurface 20 miles of streets.

     
  • District 116 trying again for $29 million high school expansion Oct 11, 2014 11:48 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they have improved communication with residents as part of a second attempt to gain voter permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovation. Those beefed-up communication efforts include spreading the word about the Nov. 4 referendum question at school open houses, creating literature on how exactly the money would be spent and giving high school building tours.

     
  • Antioch fire referendum meeting: Oct 7, 2014 5:54 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire Protection District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at fire station #1, 835 Holbeck Drive.

     
  • Antioch voters to decide whether to fund rescue services Oct 6, 2014 12:08 PM
    Officials have said publicly since May that a new funding method is needed for ambulance and rescue services in Antioch and Antioch Township. Voters in those areas will be asked in Nov. 4 ballot questions if they will support creation of a new property tax rate dedicated to funding ambulance and rescue services.

     
  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights Sep 30, 2014 5:45 PM
    Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitution during criminal trials.

     
  • Antioch town-hall meeting: Sep 30, 2014 4:03 PM
    The village of Antioch and the First Fire District of Antioch will host a town-hall meeting Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at fire station #2, 700 Deep Lake Road.

     
  • Batavia school referendum: ‘No’ to borrowing $15 million Nov 4, 2014 10:39 PM

    By Susan Sarkauskas

    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.

     
  • Fire station set for Lily Lake Sep 25, 2014 4:15 PM
    The Elburn fire district plans to open a third station next week in Lily Lake.

     
  • Batavia school board narrows list of priority building projects Sep 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two artificial-turf fields, but only a seven-lane new track, are what the Batavia school board Tuesday decided should be done first at Batavia High School, if voters approve borrowing $15 million for building projects districtwide.

     
  • 2 athletic plans on Batavia school board’s mind Sep 22, 2014 7:46 PM
    The Batavia school board is considering two options for remodeling Batavia High School's athletic fields as it prepares for a referendum in November about borrowing $15 million for capital projects. The board will discuss the options Tuesday, at a noon finance committee meeting and a 7 p.m. board meeting.

     
  • Grayslake fire district cites declining revenue in seeking tax hike Sep 20, 2014 7:20 AM
    The Grayslake Fire Protection District is seeking a tax rate increase to fund operations. Voters in 2008 approved a tax hike but a drop in property values meant the expected revenue didn't materialize, according to Fire Chief John Christian. "This is certainly the last thing I wanted to do as a fire chief and our board wanted to do, but it's a necessary thing to continue the services," he said.

     
  • Term limits needed in Arlington Hts. Sep 15, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Keith Moens argues that the will of Arlington Heights residents is to have their village board representatives be subject to term limits.

     
  • Taxes, home rule, size of government on ballot for suburban Cook Co. voters Sep 12, 2014 1:41 PM
    Residents of Northwest suburban Cook County will have several opportunities on the Nov. 4 ballot to weigh in directly on the operations of their local governments. Ballot questions run the gamut from financial to administrative, including a tax hike for fire services, giving a local municipality greater authority and reducing the size of a couple of government boards.

     
  • Arlington Hts. denial of term limits not a pretty picture Sep 1, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Stanley P. Szott of Arlington Heights isn't happy that the electoral board turned away the term limits petition from the November ballot.

     
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