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  • Sleepy Hollow again considers seeking tax increase Dec 12, 2014 10:19 AM
    Sleepy Hollow is likely to againask residents to approve a property tax hike in April. In November, voters overwhelmingly rejected the village’s request for an 82 percent property tax increase that would have nearly doubled what they now pay.

  • District 116 preparing for Round Lake High School upgrade after referendum win Nov 5, 2014 5:21 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 is preparing for a high school renovation and expansion now that voters have approved a plan to borrow $29 million for the work. Tuesday's result marked a dramatic turnaround for the district compared to voter rejection of the same referendum question last March.

  • No to ambulance tax may mean cuts in Antioch area Nov 5, 2014 5:24 PM
    The decision by voters in Antioch and Antioch Towsnhip to deny establishing a property tax levy for ambulance service has village and fire officials scrambling to determine what happens next. "Antioch has become a cultural anomaly to have a core service that was not funded in any way by tax money," Village Administrator James Keim said. "People are astoujdnded by that fact."

  • Gail Borden library referendum an early ‘Yes’ Nov 5, 2014 12:04 AM
    A majority of voters answered “Yes” to a referendum question to annex land to the Gail Borden Public Library District in early vote counts Tuesday night. District residents, along with residents of unserved areas on the western edge of the district, were asked if they want to annex those unserved areas.

  • Prospect Heights voters reject changes to clerk, treasurer posts Nov 5, 2014 12:29 AM
    Voters in Prospect Heights on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected proposals to make the city clerk and city treasurer positions appointed posts, rather than elected ones.

  • Voters support electrical aggregation in Des Plaines, Maine Township Nov 5, 2014 12:33 AM
    Voters in Des Plaines and Maine Township have given their elected officials the OK to explore getting an alternative electricity supplier that could offer cheaper rates than ComEd.

  • Constitutional amendments win approval Nov 4, 2014 11:13 PM
    With 90 percent of the vote counted, two proposed constitutional amendments were earning the support of Illinoisans by wide margins Tuesday, one protecting voters’ rights and another increasing crime victims’ involvement in the law enforcement process.

  • 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.

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