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  • 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...
  • Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot

    Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
    An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot. That increases to 10 the number of queries to be...
  • Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum

    Tinley Park to consider term limits referendum
    Ask longtime Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki his opinion on term limits for village officials, and he'll tell you straight out that he's opposed. But the south suburb's village board is expected to vote on a resolution tonight that could help clear the...
  • Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?

     Kurdistan, Scotland and Catalonia: They just want to be free, or do they?
    Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan region, rattled many cages this month when he announced in parliament that the KRG would be moving ahead soon on a referendum on independence from Iraq. If Kurdistan goes ahead with such a...
  • Term limits referendum effort challenged in Arlington Heights

    Term limits referendum effort challenged in Arlington Heights
    A challenge has been filed in an effort to quash a resident-backed ballot question on term limits for Arlington Heights village officials. At issue is a referendum petition led by local resident Bill Gnech, an outspoken critic of the village government,...
  • Fighting ballot bloat in California: The Prop. 49 ruling

    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...
  • Orange tax opponent files complaint about referendum sign at school

    Orange tax opponent files complaint about referendum sign at school
    A tax opponent has filed a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission, claiming that Orange County schools are promoting a "yes" vote on August 26th's sales tax referendum by posting a sign on school property. Ax the Tax founder Doug Guetzloe's...
  • Tinley Park mayor to rule on opponent's term limits initiative

    Tinley Park mayor to rule on opponent's term limits initiative
    Tinley Park's electoral board will hear an objection against a proposed referendum for binding term limits spearheaded by a vocal local critic. Under the term limits referendum proposed by Tinley Park attorney Steve Eberhardt, village officials would be...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...