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  • Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum

    Des Plaines debates electrical aggregation referendum
    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...
  • Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum

    Iraqi Kurds signal intent to hold independence referendum
    The leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region called on lawmakers Thursday to prepare an independence referendum, a move that threatens to lead to the breakup of Iraq. Kurdistan, where most of Iraq's 5 million Kurds live in an oasis of stability ...
  • District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost

    District 64 stays put on fees, computer cost
    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...
  • Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise

    Park Ridge backs referendum on airport noise
    Park Ridge Aldermen on Monday overwhelmingly endorsed an ordinance that, if it received final approval, will place an advisory question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot asking residents about noise levels at O'Hare airport. The question asks...
  • 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 voters might see two referendum questions on ballot

    Wilmette voters might see two referendum questions on ballot
    When Wilmette voters cast ballots in the November election, they may be weighing in on providing money to two revered local institutions — New Trier High School and the village's lakefront. Officials of the Wilmette Park District recently said...
  • Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China

    Hong Kong votes in unofficial democracy poll in defiance of China
    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,...
  • Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement

    Hong Kong braces for protests as vote fuels pro-democracy movement
    Nearly 800,000 people voted in a nonbinding Hong Kong referendum aimed at agitating for greater democracy, organizers said early Monday, and the semi-autonomous Chinese city was bracing for hundreds of thousands of people to march through the streets...
  • Lehigh County charter change would make things worse

    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...
  • Surveys show support for New Trier referendum

    Surveys show support for New Trier referendum
    Officials with New Trier Township High School District 203 said they are cautiously optimistic with the favorable results of a pair of recent surveys gauging community support of a proposed $89 million referendum to renovate the Winnetka campus. The...
  • 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...