| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:28 AM
Expressing concerns about the prospect of voters facing requests for two bond sales on the Nov. 4 ballot, officials at the Wilmette Park District said Monday that they have decided to postpone until 2015 a request to borrow $14 million to pay for...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Voters will decide in November whether to fund the purchase of land in unincorporated areas near Glen Ellyn and Lombard, a move the Butterfield Park District is pursuing to keep developers from building a gas station on the site.
The district's Board of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Spain's prime minister failed to strike a compromise Wednesday with the pro-independence leader of Catalonia to keep the northeast region from holding a November referendum on breaking away from Spain.
Catalan President Artur Mas traveled to Madrid...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:20 PM
An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.
That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:35 AM
This fall, Tinley Park residents will again be asked to vote on whether the village should institute term limits for its elected officials.
Tinley's board voted unanimously Tuesday night to place a binding referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot asking...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
From the time he was a wee lad on his grandpa's knee, Ian Cowe had pride in his Scottish roots drummed into his bonny little head. Born in Edinburgh, he went to college there, spent part of his career in Scotland and joined the local Scottish cultural...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Griswold will start the school year without an education budget in place, as voters rejected the fourth Board of Education budget proposal at a July 22 referendum by a 981-1022 margin. Finance board members expect to cut the $25,291,300 school spending...
| Jul 31, 2014
Northbrook Park District officials presented an idea for a $50 million referendum that would help convert the local Five Seasons Sports Club into a Northbrook community center as well as renovate some of the district's existing facilities.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Westmont trustees have decided to postpone a fall referendum that would have asked voters if the village should implement a new stormwater utility fee to alleviate flooding.
Village officials now plan to put the question on the April ballot, giving them...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season.
“It depends on what...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq.
Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...