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  • Westmont officials delay vote on stormwater fee

    Westmont officials delay vote on stormwater fee
    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...
  • Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay

    Voters in Burr Ridge to weigh in on trustees' pay
    Burr Ridge voters will be asked in November whether the mayor and trustees should continue to be paid for serving. At a village board meeting on Aug. 11, trustees unanimously agreed to hold the advisory referendum. The question will read, "Shall the...
  • Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise

    Projected cost of Wilmette lakefront plan could rise
    The projected $13.3 million cost for the construction phase of Wilmette's Lakefront Master Plan could jump by as much as $1.7 million, officials said. "The exact figure is always in flux until you get to the end of a project," said Wilmette Park...
  • Wilmette Park District postpones request for $14 million bond sale

    Wilmette Park District postpones request for $14 million bond sale
    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...
  • New Trier's $102.5 million project taking shape

    New Trier's $102.5 million project taking shape
    The New Trier Township High School District 203 school board is expected to vote Aug. 14 on whether to put on the November ballot an $89 million bond issue request, district officials said recently. The massive renovation of the Winnetka campus...
  • Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums

    Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions. Board...
  • Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain

    Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain
    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...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    Park Ridge aldermen must re-approve the recently OK'd referendum question asking residents whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years, thanks to the city's newly revealed property value plummet. On June 16, aldermen...
  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    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...
  • Park Ridge delays decision on stormwater fee

     Park Ridge delays decision on stormwater fee
    Park Ridge might ask voters whether to create a new stormwater utility fee to help pay for future flood control projects, but won't do so in November. Aldermen on Monday informally concurred they need more information about what a stormwater utility fee...
  • Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus

    Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus
    Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library. The City Council unanimously...