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  • Lake Bluff Park District to try another referendum request

    Lake Bluff Park District to try another referendum request
    Lake Bluff Park District officials will ask voters in November to approve a referendum request for $3.1 million, a move they hope will be more palatable than the $10.1 million referendum request rejected in 2010. Officials are asking voters to approve...
  • Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law

    Rauner leaves door open to repealing gay marriage law
    As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted. Rauner has...
  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...
  • The triumph of fairness [Editorial]

    The triumph of fairness  [Editorial]
    Two years ago, Republican Del. Neil Parrott and MdPetitions.com had become so adept at petitioning Maryland laws to referendum that some Democrats, Gov. Martin O'Malley included, urged the General Assembly to make it tougher to do. How foolish that...
  • Palm Beach County voters to face school tax question on ballot

    Palm Beach County voters will get this choice on their November ballot: support school arts — or lower your property taxes. The question involves whether to continue a tax of 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed value that the school district imposed in...
  • Santa Monica kills massive development; residents claim victory

    Santa Monica kills massive development; residents claim victory
    The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city’s largest projects following an outcry from the community and a successful referendum campaign. The Hines project -- a 765,000-square-foot...
  • Ukraine separatist votes draw Kremlin 'respect,' not annexation

    Kremlin leaders on Monday declared their “respect” for the choice of independence expressed by voters in two regions of eastern Ukraine in a referendum widely denounced by the outside world as illegal and dangerous encouragement of militants...
  • Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum

    Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia. Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
  • EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict

    EU imposes fresh round of sanctions linked to Ukraine conflict
    The European Union added 13 people Monday to its blacklist of Russian officials and others subject to visa bans and asset freezes for their roles in the ongoing unrest in eastern and southern Ukraine. The names of those affected were not immediately...
  • Coral Springs voters to cast ballot on proposed tax in November

    In addition to choosing a new mayor in November as well as three commissioners, voters in Coral Springs will take to the polls to decide whether to create a new tax for themselves. A $12.4 million bond that would take 20 years to pay off would upgrade...
  • Violence flares in eastern Ukraine as separatists hold referendum

    Ukrainian government forces opened fire on pro-Russian militants Sunday in the eastern town of Krasnoarmeysk, killing one man, whom a regional separatist leader identified as a civilian. Denis Pushilin, self-proclaimed leader of the "People’s...