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  • Term limits question thrown off ballot

     Term limits question thrown off ballot
    Arlington Heights voters will not get a chance to weigh in on whether local officials should be subjected to term limits following a unanimous vote Thursday to keep the referendum off the November ballot. Bill Gnech collected more than 2,700...
  • New Trier puts $89 million tax hike on November ballot

     New Trier puts $89 million tax hike on November ballot
    The New Trier Township High School District 203 Board of Education on Thursday unanimously agreed to ask voters for permission to borrow $89 million to help pay for a proposed $100 million renovation of the aging Winnetka campus. The tax increase...
  • Butterfield voters to decide on tax increase for land buy

     Butterfield voters to decide on tax increase for land buy
    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...
  • 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...
  • Glen Ellyn voters will decide on $13.5 million for indoor pool

    Glen Ellyn voters will decide on $13.5 million for indoor pool
    After months of discussion and pleas from some residents to look into building an indoor pool in Glen Ellyn, the issue will now fall to voters in the park district. The district's Board of Commissioners voted this month to place a referendum on the Nov....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain

    Scotland's expats want a say on independence from Britain
    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...
  • 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....
  • 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...