| May 14, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city’s largest projects following an outcry from the community and a successful referendum campaign.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...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects.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,...
| Apr 30, 2014
As New Trier Township High School District 203 intensifies its efforts to pitch to voters an $89 million building referendum, officials said recently that if the measure is passed in November, homeowners likely will see a roughly 1.7 percent hike in their...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:30 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Park Ridge voters could be asked this November to pay an additional $800,000, or more, in taxes for each of the next four to five years to stave off projected deficits and cuts at the city's public library.
Park Ridge aldermen and library board trustees...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
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.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Now it's official: Park Ridge residents will decide in November whether to pay more property tax to the Park Ridge Public Library for four years to restore services and hours.
On Monday, aldermen voted 6-1 to put the question on the Nov. 4 general...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:16 AM
House Speaker Michael Madigan has teed up a proposal that would put on the November ballot an advisory referendum that would ask voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, a move that could help drive...