| 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 15, 2014
| 4:26 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 3:53 AM
More than 780,000 votes were cast by Sunday, the final day of an unofficial referendum on democratic reforms in Hong Kong, part of a civil campaign that has been branded illegal by local and mainland Chinese authorities.
Hong Kong, a free-wheeling,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:10 AM
I'm sure you're familiar with the expression "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater."
A popular forwarded email that began circulating in the late '90s purported to explain the origins of that and other familiar expressions, all dating back to...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Parents of Park Ridge Niles District 64 students in grades six through eight will be required to shell out up to $650 for student fees and a required computer for the upcoming school year.
Student fees total $315, while the district's 1:1 initiative...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:50 AM
The Des Plaines City Council debated recently whether residents and small-business owners would be interested in allowing city officials to negotiate a potentially lower monthly electric bill on their behalf.
Illinois law allows municipalities and...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...