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  • ‘No’ to more taxes for Sugar Grove Library Mar 18, 2014 10:12 PM
    For the 13th time in 33 years, Sugar Grove Library District voters refused to increase operating taxes. "It's very disappointing," said library director Carol Dolin. "We really were not lying when we said we could not continue to operate" at the same service level without more money.

  • Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high school Mar 18, 2014 9:53 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

  • Voters backing Oakbrook Terrace Fire District loan request Mar 18, 2014 9:42 PM
    Early unofficial totals show Oakbrook Terrace voters appear to be supporting a request from the Oakbrook Terrace Fire Protection District to borrow $2 million intended to shore up the district’s budget.

  • No to Huntley park loan, yes to Algonquin electric aggregation Mar 18, 2014 10:16 PM
    Support weak for Huntley parks loan; voters say yes to electing McHenry County Board chairman at large and electrical aggregation in Algonquin.

  • Glenbard voters leaning in favor of borrowing plan Mar 18, 2014 9:40 PM
    Voters in Glenbard High School District 87 appear on the verge of letting the district borrow $35 million to help fund facilities work at all four district schools.

  • Winfield voters wait for results on sales tax increase Mar 18, 2014 8:45 PM
    The polls are closed, and voters in Winfield now must wait to see if the local sales tax will be raised to 7.75 percent. Voters in unincorporated Winfield Township also are waiting to hear if officials have been given permission to negotiate electric rates on their behalf.

  • Voters reject road-repair plan in Fox Lake Mar 18, 2014 9:58 PM
    Fox Lake voters on Tuesday rejected a plan to raise taxes for local road repairs. With ballots in all 13 precincts counted late Tuesday, unofficial totals showed 509 voters punched “no” while 444 favored the proposal.

  • Voters reject Palatine Rural Fire tax hike Mar 18, 2014 11:00 PM
    A proposed property tax increase for the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District failed Tuesday by a vote of 611 to 517. Fire district officials asked for the increase to meet expenses in the face of declining property values. Despite voters rejecting the measure, the closeness of the vote cheered Fire Chief Hank Clemmensen. “Asking for a tax increase is difficult,” he said.

  • Long Grove voters reject proposed property tax Mar 18, 2014 10:28 PM
    Long Grove voters on Tuesday handily defeated a measure that would have paved the way for the village’s first property tax. With all eight precincts reporting, unofficial totals show 83 percent of voters opposed the tax and only 17 percent voted in favor of it. “I personally assume that the message is people are just taxed to the limit,” Village President Angie Underwood said.

  • DuPage County ballot features facility questions Mar 17, 2014 5:29 AM
    From a proposed indoor swimming pool at Lake Park High School to a plan to make numerous improvements to Glenbard High School District 87's schools, DuPage County primary voters will be asked Tuesday to weigh in on several ballot questions.

  • Some juicy Election Day action to watch in Lake County Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Some Lake County voters Tuesday will have a meaty primary ballot, including a Republican state representative race with an incumbent who received attention for supporting gay marriage and a measure seeking millions of dollars to save a former high school building.

  • Fox Valley voters to decide four referendums Tuesday Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Come Tuesday, voters in Kane and McHenry counties will decide whether to pay more for the care of developmentally disabled residents, if Huntley needs a new indoor turf facility, whether the McHenry County Board chairman should be selected or elected, and if Algonquin can negotiate for lower electricity rates for its residents.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Tax implications abound on Kane County primary ballots Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Several decisions that may have direct impacts on voters' pocketbooks await on Tuesday's ballot in Kane County.

  • Vote no on road tax in Long Grove Mar 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Marica Marshall of Long Grove United urges fellow residents in Long Grove to vote "no" on the roads tax Tuesday. "In our opinion, Long Grove is fiscally sound with $4.2 million in reserves in the bank," she writes.

  • Long Grove, don’t be fooled by letter Mar 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter the editor: Lisa Schultz Phillips says Long Grove's reasons for proposing a small road tax don't add up.

  • Lake Park voters weighing pool questions on March ballot Mar 11, 2014 1:29 PM
    Voters in Lake Park High School District 108 will decide Tuesday whether the latest effort to build an indoor aquatic center at the Roselle school will be successful. Two referendum questions on the March 18 ballot ask if voters will support a proposal to borrow $8.5 million to build the pool and a tax rate increase to provide $390,000 a year to operate it. As Election Day nears, pool plans are drawing both supporters and skeptics.

  • Forum set on Huntley Park District referendum Mar 10, 2014 12:04 PM
    Huntley Park District officials are conducting an informational forum Tuesday on the March 18 ballot question seeking voter approval to borrow $18.75 million to build an indoor, artificial turf facility, and possibly buy and develop more land or upgrade existing park facilities. The forum will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the park district’s Rec Center, 12015 Mill St.

  • Kane County disability tax proposal still seeing opposition Mar 10, 2014 7:41 PM
    Advocates of a new tax that would provide up to $13 million for Kane County residents with development disabilities are trying to educate the public about exactly how the new tax would work. But just the idea of any additional property tax burden has been enough for the referendum to gain at least one notable opponent.

  • Another forum on Brainerd proposal: Mar 7, 2014 5:42 PM
    Opponents of a proposal to convert the shuttered former Libertyville High School into a community center will host a town-hall style meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St.

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