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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...
  • Park Ridge must redo tax referendum

    Park Ridge must redo tax referendum
    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...
  • Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum

    Tinley Park unveils term limits referendum
    Tinley Park officials have unveiled a resolution that would place a binding referendum on the fall ballot asking voters whether they want term limits for elected officials. Under the resolution proposed by village leaders, Tinley Park's elected...
  • 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...
  • O'Hare noise may be on Park Ridge ballot

    O'Hare noise may be on Park Ridge ballot
    Park Ridge aldermen took a step Monday to placing a question on the Nov. 4 election ballot about the process establishing noise and air quality standards around O'Hare Internatonal Airport. Aldermen gave the go-ahead to the drafting of a referendum...
  • Northbrook voters may face $50M tax hike question for pool, rec center

    Northbrook voters may face $50M tax hike question for pool, rec center
    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. About 200...
  • Westmont officials delay vote on stormwater fee

    Westmont officials delay vote on stormwater fee
    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...
  • Sterling near two-year high vs euro, caution on Scotland

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling edged towards a two-year high against the euro on Tuesday as hedge funds and speculators sold the single currency against the dollar and pound, betting euro zone monetary policy would stay loose. The risk of a surprise in...
  • Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus

    Park Ridge ballot issues come into focus
    Park Ridge's referendum picture became clearer Monday as aldermen approved one question about airport noise and gave their first formal nod to a revamped question on a property tax increase for Park Ridge Public Library. The City Council unanimously...
  • Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?

    Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?
    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...
  • Leader of Catalonia region determined to try to secede from Spain

    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...