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  • 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    The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city’s largest projects following an outcry from the community and a successful referendum campaign.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    Following community outcry and a successful referendum campaign, the Santa Monica City Council has rescinded a controversial development agreement for one of the city's largest projects.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,...
  • New Trier building project would mean hike in property taxes

    New Trier building project would mean hike in property taxes
    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...
  • '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...
  • Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum

    Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Park Ridge residents to vote on more money for library

     Park Ridge residents to vote on more money for library
    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...
  • Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage

    Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage
    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...