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  • As Scotland decides, not all Scots get a vote

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Ruth McPherson was born and educated in Scotland but left to work in London two years ago and so has no say on whether her native country should end three centuries of union with England. Over a million Scots like McPherson living...
  • Berlin Council Sets Sept. 16 Hearing On Proposed $21M Police Station

    BERLIN — A divided town council scheduled a Sept. 16 public hearing on the $21 million police station proposed for Farmington Avenue after Democrats failed Tuesday night in an effort to set the hearing for July 29. Republicans said the project is...
  • Any Vote On Berlin Police Station Months Away

    BERLIN — Any petition drive to place the proposed new $21 million police station on a referendum ballot should begin in mid-September at the earliest, council minority leader David Evans said Thursday. The wait is necessary because no petition...
  • 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...
  • Without an approved budget, Stafford sets temporary mill rate

    Three times turned out not to be the charm, as Stafford voters for the third time turned down a 2014-2015 budget referendum on June 18. While the previous two budget referenda failed by significant margins, the June 18 vote on the $39.27 million proposed...
  • Newington Community Center Plan Debated Again

    NEWINGTON — Plans for a new community center in Mill Pond Park continued to stoke controversy at Tuesday's town council meeting, with Democrats defending the proposal and some residents reiterating their objections. The new, standalone center is...
  • Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three

    Griswold School Budget Heads To Round Three
    While a vote of 612-550 resolved the town government budget for fiscal 2014-15, the school budget is headed for round three following a cut of an additional $342,000. The cut was made by the Board of Finance the day after the revised school spending...
  • Scottish Desire for Freedom Raises the Question: And Then What?

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Next week the Edinburgh Film Festival marks the 20th anniversary of the start of production on "Braveheart" with a special screening, which coincides nicely with the run-up to September's referendum on Scottish independence. Both...
  • Strong turnout for referendum on choosing Hong Kong's leader

    More than 400,000 Hong Kong residents cast electronic ballots Friday in a nonbinding referendum aimed at giving the Chinese city’s 7.2 million people more of a voice in how their chief executive is selected, organizers of the vote said. However,...
  • Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote

    Mass. High Court: Casino Repeal Will Go To A Vote
    The high court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday that a petition to effectively ban casinos will go to a vote in November, potentially erasing plans for destination resorts in Springfield and Greater Boston. At the least, the decision delays the start of...
  • Orange half-penny school tax vote goes to ballot, road levy dies

    Orange half-penny school tax vote goes to ballot, road levy dies
    Orange County residents will see only one half-penny sales tax referendum on the ballot this fall, and if voters approve, it would fund school construction. County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to place that education levy on the Aug. 26...