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  • West Aurora Dist. 129 to host open forums on referendum Feb 13, 2015 5:26 PM
    West Aurora Unit District 129 has set dates and locations for the 2015 Capital Referendum open forums. Superintendent Jeff Craig will lead the open forum discussions. The forums are informational meetings to give the West Aurora community the opportunity to listen and ask any questions pertaining to the upcoming referendum in April.

  • Report: 33% of Blackberry Twp. roads in poor shape Feb 10, 2015 11:08 PM
    To keep roads in an average of "fair" condition over the next 20 years, Blackberry Township would need to increase its road maintenance budget by at least $500,000 annually, an engineering consultant told the board Tuesday night.

  • Three of four Antioch trustee candidates favor sales tax increase over property tax hike to fund ambulance service Feb 9, 2015 7:18 PM
    Three of the four candidates -- two incumbents and a challenger -- running for Antioch village trustee think a sales tax hike would be a better method to fund ambulance service than a new property tax. The latter option will be on the ballot in April for a second time.

  • Endorsements: Yes to St. Charles rec center Mar 14, 2015 7:52 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses a $28 million plan by the St. Charles Park District to build a recreation center at James O. Breen Park.

  • Antioch Fire Department invites residents to ‘Coffee at the Firehouse’ to meet, discuss issues Jan 30, 2015 1:52 PM
    Antioch Fire Department officials are inviting community members to join them at their kitchen table each week to get to know each another. Deputy Chief Chris Lienhardt said the aim of the new “Coffee at the Firehouse,” which begins Saturday, Jan. 31, is allowing residents and firefighters to meet and exchange ideas.

  • Township will again ask for tax increase for road maintenance Jan 22, 2015 5:23 PM
    Fourth time's the charm? Blackberry Township officials are again asking voters to increase property taxes to pay for road repairs and paving. "Roads are really starting to deteriorate in Blackberry Township," Highway Commissioner Rodney Feece says, as they have been patched, not repaved.

  • Woodland Dist. 50 seeking temporary tax cap hike for A/C Jan 21, 2015 6:42 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 voters will decide in April whether to grant the district a higher property tax cap for one year to raise money for installation of air conditioning at the primary school and other needs. At a special meeting Tuesday night, board members of the Gurnee-based district voted 4-2 in favor of placing a referendum on the April 7 ballot .

  • Sleepy Hollow to ask voters for 82% tax hike Jan 20, 2015 6:03 PM
    Sleepy Hollow again will be seeking a roughly 82 percent property tax increase on April 7 after a similar request failed last November by a 3 to 1 margin. The village is seeking to collect an additional $428,571 yearly from its more than 3,300 residents — nearly double what they pay now. If approved, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay roughly $316 more in property taxes in 2016.

  • Lombard library director’s goal: New library Jan 18, 2015 7:45 AM
    From the time she interviewed for her new job last year, Barb Kruser has made no secret of her desire to have a new library built in Lombard. The new library director hasn’t even been on the job for six months, but she has already hit the ground running, making changes in the existing Helen Plum Memorial Library and starting the process of possibly getting a referendum on the ballot for a new building in 2017.

  • Palatine puts video gambling on April ballot Jan 13, 2015 5:12 AM
    Palatine residents will have an opportunity to let village officials know how they feel about video gambling. The village council on Monday voted to place an advisory referendum question on the April 7 ballot. The question will read: “Should the Village of Palatine consider video gaming (as defined by the Illinois Video Gaming Act) at restaurants and bars that hold a liquor license?”

  • $84 million building referendum set for West Aurora Jan 13, 2015 4:46 PM
    Should West Aurora School District 129 borrow $84 million to replace an elementary school, build a new early learning center, add air conditioning to schools and more? Voters get to decide April 7, as Monday the school board put a referendum on the ballot.

  • 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.

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