League of Women Voters to host discussion on Roselle’s home rule referendum

What is home rule? Does Roselle need it, and what will it mean for residents?

On Thursday, Feb. 29, the League of Women Voters of Roselle-Bloomingdale will host a discussion of the upcoming home rule referendum for the village of Roselle.

It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Roselle Public Library, 40 S. Park St.

The program will include a presentation from village trustee Tom Della Penna and several officials from neighboring home rule communities including Bloomingdale Village Manager Peter Scalera and Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig.

A League of Women Voters moderator from outside of the district will provide an opportunity for residents to get their questions answered and be informed in advance of the home rule referendum vote.

On Tuesday, March 19, voters in the village will decide if Roselle will become a home rule community.

This is an important and complex issue that will affect how and by whom mandated infrastructure upgrade costs are paid for in the future.

This decision will also have an impact on the general quality of life for residents of the village of Roselle.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about other League’s events and monthly meetings, contact Barbara Hochstadt at or visit


About the League of Women Voters of Roselle-Bloomingdale

Formed in 2012, the League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates.

With over 100 years of experience and more than 800 local and state affiliations, the League is one of America’s most trusted grass-roots organizations. Membership in the League is open to people, age 16 or older.

For more information about the League’s events and monthly meetings, or to become a member of the League of Women Voters of Roselle-Bloomingdale, please visit or call (630) 283-2894. Follow or

For more information on the League of Women Voters of Illinois, visit, or for information on the League of Women Voters of the United States, visit

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