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  • Fighting ballot bloat in California: The Prop. 49 ruling

    California voters will have one fewer ballot question to puzzle over in November thanks to a state Supreme Court decision removing an advisory referendum on whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended to overturn the Citizens United decision. The...
  • Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights

    Man again files term limit petition in Arlington Heights
    Term limits may again be headed to the ballot for Arlington Heights voters to weigh in on in the next election. Bill Gnech, a resident and outspoken critic of the village government, has filed another petition to limit the village president and trustees...
  • Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum

    Tinley Park trustees approve term limit referendum
    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...
  • Apopka-based Orange commission seat has deep primary field

    Apopka-based Orange commission seat has deep primary field
    Term limits are forcing Orange County Commissioner Fred Brummer from the seat that represents the northwest area of the county around Lake Apopka. Five candidates are vying to replace him in an Aug. 26 primary, and if no one wins more than 50 percent of...
  • 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...
  • Northbrook voters may face $50M tax hike question for pool, rec center

    Northbrook voters may face $50M tax hike question for pool, rec center
    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. About 200...
  • 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...
  • Berlin Council Moves Hearing On Proposed New Police Station To August

    BERLIN — The town council voted Tuesday to move a public hearing on a proposed $21 million bond issue to build a new police station from Sept. 16 to Aug. 12. The earlier date, approved by a 4-3 party line vote with majority Democrats prevailing,...
  • Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter

    Orange amendments would restrict citizens' ability to change charter
    When Orange County voters go to the polls in November, they'll be deciding some key issues that could significantly change the way county elections are held, and also restrict citizens from making their own changes to the county's government charter. One...
  • 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...
  • Earlier Hearing Sought For $21M Berlin Police HQ Project

    BERLIN — Setting an earlier public hearing date for a proposed $21 million police station will be discussed by the town council at a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting comes a week after a divided council voted to set the hearing date for Sept....