| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:43 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| 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 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.
| 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 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 29, 2014
| 7:04 PM
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,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:07 PM
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...