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  • San Francisco firm defends Hong Kong vote from online attack

    Two weeks ago, Matthew Prince, the chief executive of San Francisco tech company CloudFlare, had no clue that people in Hong Kong were preparing to hold a controversial online referendum on democratic reforms. By Thursday night, half a world away from...
  • Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box

    Glossy Casino Dreams Face Test At Ballot Box
    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. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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...
  • Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums

    Hinsdale D86 holds off on teacher pay, pension referendums
    Hinsdale Township High School District 86 officials say they think contract negotiations with teachers are progressing and chose not to take action on two proposed resolutions that would ask voters to weigh in on teacher salaries and pensions. Board...
  • 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...
  • Hinsdale District 181 mulls tax increase for school repairs

     Hinsdale District 181 mulls tax increase for school repairs
    School has not yet started in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills School District 181, but district officials are already looking anxiously toward winter. They are hoping that Hinsdale Middle School, which was shut down for several weeks last school year because...