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  • 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.

  • Glen Ellyn Park District voters to soon decide fate of indoor aquatic center Oct 31, 2014 10:23 AM
    In a few days, Glen Ellyn Park District voters will decide whether to pay $13.5 million to add an indoor aquatic center to the Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center. The park district is asking voters in the Nov. 4 election for permission to borrow the money to build a pool facility that officials say would serve swimmers of all ages and ability levels in programs such as parent-tot lessons, aquatic fitness, open swim and competitive swim teams.

  • Elburn, Fox River fire officials field ‘emotionally charged’ questions Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    People who attended a forum Wednesday night at Fox River Station 1 in Wasco fell mostly on the side of not disconnecting from the Elburn and Countryside Fire District to join the Fox River and Countryside district, judging by the critical comments directed to Fox River fire officials.

  • Batavia football coach criticized over referendum email Oct 30, 2014 7:42 PM
    A Batavia resident has complained to the Kane County clerk about Batavia school district employees, including the varsity football coach, campaigning to get voters to say "yes" to borrowing money to improve sports fields.

  • Endorsement: No on Sleepy Hollow tax increase Oct 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a no vote on Sleepy Hollow's proposal for an 82 percent property tax increase.

  • Voters to choose between Elburn, Fox River fire districts Oct 28, 2014 5:48 PM
    Voters in a portion of an Elburn fire protection district get to decide through Nov. 4 whether to join another fire district.

  • Blank check fears about home rule unfounded, Lake Zurich leaders say Oct 26, 2014 8:00 AM
    Some fear designating Lake Zurich as a home-rule community would amount to providing a blank check for local officials. Village leaders say that's not the case, but home rule would provide options for needed revenue other than property taxes. Voters will decide Nov. 4.

  • Sleepy Hollow voters asked for 82 percent property tax increase Oct 25, 2014 7:50 AM
    Voters in the tiny bedroom community of Sleepy Hollow will decide Nov. 4 whether to approve a property tax increase nearly doubling what homeowners already pay the village. The village is seeking to collect an additional $478,571 yearly from its more than 3,300 inhabitants. If approved, the owner of a $200,000 home would pay roughly $310 more in property taxes in 2015. It amount to an 82 percent tax increase that officials say is necessary to meet long-term capital expenses. “In about three to four years, our five-year capital fund will be pretty much depleted,” Village President Stephan Pickett said.

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