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  • Park Ridge might pursue stormwater referendum

    Park Ridge might pursue stormwater referendum
    Park Ridge residents might be asked whether to create and fund a citywide stormwater management program. Aldermen agreed by informal consensus on June 16 to craft and place that question on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, while simultaneously moving...
  • 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,...
  • Park Ridge considers library tax hike

    Park Ridge considers library tax hike
    Park Ridge voters could see a Nov. 4 referendum on a possible property tax increase to support the Park Ridge Public Library. Approval of the referendum would mean restoration of hours that have been cut in recent years, purchase of new materials and...
  • 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...
  • 'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms

    'Bathroom Bill' petition drive is thousands of signatures short as deadline looms
    With a weekend deadline looming, a conservative group – shadowed by an equal rights organization – is making a final push in an uphill effort to collect enough signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Santa Monica City Council scraps Bergamot Transit Village plan

    Santa Monica City Council scraps Bergamot Transit Village plan
    Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects. The Bergamot Transit Village — a 765,000-square-foot office,...