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  • Fire district open house: Mar 4, 2015 6:07 PM
    The Fox Lake Fire Protection District will host an open house Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. at fire station #2, 306 Washington St., Ingleside, to discuss the ambulance tax referendum question on the April 7 ballot.

  • Antioch-area ambulance service supporters gear up for tax hike push Mar 4, 2015 5:33 AM
    Supporters of a new tax to pay for ambulance service in the Antioch area have intensified their educational effort as they ask a second time for voter approval. “You're not going to vote `Yes' for a tax increase unless you know what it's for,” said Matt Tabar, a First Fire Protection District commissioner.

  • West Aurora Dist. 129 to host open forums on referendum Mar 2, 2015 8:52 AM
    West Aurora Unit District 129 continues the 2015 Capital Referendum open forums. Superintendent Jeff Craig will lead the 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.

  • Elburn considering special referendum for police tax Feb 27, 2015 1:04 PM
    Should a special election be conducted for Elburn voters to decide on a tax to pay for police pensions? The village board will discuss the idea Monday night.

  • Town hall meets on ambulance question Feb 26, 2015 5:12 PM
    Town hall meetings to discuss funding ambulance service in Antioch and Antioch Township will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Fire Station 3, 24675 Grass Lake Road, and on Thursday, March 19 at Fire Station 1, 835 Holbek Drive. On April 7, voters in those areas will be asked to create a new tax to provide funding for ambulance services.

  • West Aurora plans forums on $84 million referendum Feb 13, 2015 4:55 PM
    West Aurora School District 129 officials will conduct forums, starting Thursday regarding their referendum request for $84 million for building work.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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