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Referenda: November 02, 2010 Gubernatorial General Election

Title Question Yes Ballot # No Ballot #
Proposed Amendment to the Illinois Constitution The proposed amendment, which takes effect upon approval by the voters, adds a new section to the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would provide the State's electors with an option to petition for a special election to recall a Governor and for the special election of a successor Governor. At the general election to be held on November 2, 2010, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote "YES" on the question. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote "NO" on the question. Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote "YES" in order for the amendment to become effective. For the proposed addition of Section 7 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution." 0 0
Village of Alsip - 911 Surcharge Referendum Shall the Village of Alsip impose an increase of $0.50 to the existing $0.50 surcharge for a total of $1.00 per month per network connection, which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of providing and improving the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System? 0 0
City of Blue Island - Home Rule Referendum Shall the City of Blue Island become a home rule unit of government? 0 0
Village of Brookfield - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Buffalo Grove - Recall of Trustee Referendum Shall Lisa Stone be recalled and removed from the office of trustee of the Village of Buffalo Grove? 0 0
Village of Burr Ridge - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
City of Chicago Heights - Alter Form of Government Referendum Shall the City of Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, alter its current form of government and adopt a modified weak mayor, aldermanic form of government with (1) a mayor, a city clerk and a city treasurer each elected at large, who shall possess those powers as provided by law; (2) the number of voting districts changed from six to seven; and, (3) the number of alderpersons changed from six to seven, with one alderperson per district? 0 0
City of Countryside - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Deerfield - Library Bonds Advisory Referendum Shall bonds in the amount of $11,775,000 be issued for Library purposes by the Village of Deerfield, for remodeling and expanding the library building by 10,000 sq. ft. including site preparation, and the remodeling, improving, and rehabilitating of the existing building, including technology, related fixtures, materials, furnishings and improvements? 0 0
Village of Deer Park - Municipal Retailer Tax Referendum Shall the Village of Deer Park be authorized to impose a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Service Occupation Tax within the Village in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.1, 5/8-11-1.2, 5/8-11-1.3, and 5/8-11-1.4, at a rate of 1/4 of 1% for expenditure on public infrastructure, such as Village roads and streets and storm water drainage improvements? 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.2 defines "public infrastructure" as: municipal roads and streets, access roads, bridges, and sidewalks; waste disposal systems; and water and sewer line extensions, water distribution and purification facilities, storm water drainage and retention facilities, and sewage treatment facilities. 0 0
Village of Franklin Park - Home Rule Referendum Shall the Village of Franklin Park become a home rule unit? 0 0
Village of Hinsdale - Municipal Retailer Tax Referendum Shall the Village of Hinsdale impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax of 1% as authorized by Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code? 0 0
Village of Indian Head Park - Home Rule Referendum Shall the Village of Indian Head Park become a home rule municipality, as provided in the Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6? 0 0
Village of La Grange - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of La Grange Park - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Lyons - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Norridge - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers? 0 0
Village of Northfield - Home Rule Referendum Shall the Village of Northfield become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution? 0 0
Village of Oak Brook - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Orland Park - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Palos Park - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
City of Park Ridge - Noise Abatement Referendum Shall the City of Park Ridge allocate funding, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00, to seek expanded and accelerated noise abatement solutions intended to address the negative impacts of O'Hare Airport's expansion on residential property values, local schools and the overall quality of life in our Community? 0 0
City of Prospect Heights - Issue Bonds Referendum Shall bonds in an amount not to exceed $15,000,000 be issued by the City of Prospect Heights, Cook County, Illinois, for the purpose of paying costs of local road construction and related maintenance equipment, storm sewer and related drainage projects and paying expenses incidental thereto, said bonds bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 7.00% per annum? 0 0
City of Prospect Heights - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Riverdale - Real Estate Transfer Tax Referendum Shall the Village of Riverdale impose a real estate transfer tax at a rate of $2.00 per $1,000.00 of purchase price to be paid by the seller of the real estate transferred, with the revenue of the proposed transfer tax to be used for inspectional services, including but not limited to grass cutting and boarding up of vacant properties? 0 0
Village of River Forest - Sales Tax Referendum Shall the Board of Trustees and the President of the Village of River Forest be authorized to levy a 1% sales tax to be used for municipal operations, public infrastructure, or property tax relief? 0 0
Village of River Grove - Home Rule Referendum Shall the Village of River Grove, Cook County, Illinois, become a Home Rule Unit of Local Government pursuant to Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois? 0 0
Village of Riverside - Park & Recreation Referendum Shall the Village of Riverside retain its Parks and Recreation Board? 0 0
Village of Roselle - Police & Fire Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful police and fire pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Stickney - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of South Holland - Pension Reform Referendum Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees? 0 0
Village of Wheeling - 911 Surcharge Referendum Shall the Village of Wheeling impose an increase of seventy cents ($0.70) per month to raise the current monthly surcharge from seventy-five cents ($0.75) per month to one-dollar and forty-five cents ($1.45) per month per network connection, which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of improving and maintaining the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System? 0 0
Village of Worth - Home Rule Referendum Shall the Village of Worth become a home rule unit? 0 0
Oak Park Township - Vaccine Information Referendum Shall the Village of Oak Park require those who inject vaccines, in the Village of Oak Park, to give the vaccine recipients, their parents or guardians the vaccine manufacturer's specific package inserts of the vaccines they will receive, and to inform them that, thimerosal/mercury-containing vaccines, including but not limited to, influenza (flu), meningococcal (meningitis) and tetanus vaccines, may contain 3 1/2 times the daily toxic dose of mercury exposure for an 148-pound adult? 0 0
Bartlett Park District - Issue Bonds Referendum Shall the Bartlett Park District, DuPage, Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois, acquire and improve the 138-acre Villa Olivia golf course, ski hill and banquet facility, renovate and expand the Bartlett Aquatic Center and issue its bonds to the amount of $18,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
Ford Heights Library District - Increase Limiting Rate Referendum Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Ford Heights Public Library District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.478 % above the limiting rate for any and all library purposes for levy year 2008 and be equal to 0.478% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year(s) 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013? (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $39,928, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $68,653. (2) For the 2010 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $20. (3) Based on an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of 1.39%, the approximate amount of this additional tax extendable against such property for the 2011 levy year is estimated to be $21 and for the 2012 levy year is estimated to be $21 and for the 2013 levy year is estimated to be $22. (4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law). 0 0
Maywood Public Library Dist - Increase Limiting Rate Referendum Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Maywood Public Library District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.225% above the limiting rate for levy year 2008 for library purposes and for the purpose of maintaining a relatively level overall tax rate for two years and be equal to 0.775% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2010? (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $1,364,890, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,923,254. (2) For the 2010 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $22.50. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law). 0 0
Chicago Heights Park Distrist - Alter Form of Government Referendum Shall the Chicago Heights Park District, Cook County, Illinois, alter its current form of government and adopt a form of government with (1) the number of voting districts changed from six to seven; (2) the number of park commissioners changed from six to seven, with one park commissioner per district; (3) the board of park commissioners choosing from their number a President of said board; and, (4) current park commissioners who have additional time remaining on their terms being allowed to complete their terms until the 2013 consolidated election? 0 0
School District #113A - Issue Bonds Referendum Shall the Board of Education of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District Number 113A, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be authorized to issue $8,000,000 bonds for a working cash fund as provided for by Article 20 of the School Code? 0 0
School District #15 - Issue Bonds Referendum Shall the Board of Education of Palatine Community Consolidated School District Number 15, Cook County, Illinois, be authorized to issue $27,000,000 bonds for a working cash fund as provided for by Article 20 of the School Code? 0 0
College District #502 - Issue Bonds Referendum Shall the Board of Trustees of DuPage Community College District No. 502, Counties of DuPage, Cook, and Will and State of Illinois (commonly known and referred to as College of DuPage), be authorized to build and equip community college buildings and additions thereto, alter, renovate, repair and/or demolish outdated community college buildings, improve and equip land for community college purposes and install technology, such projects to include, but not limited to, construction of parking structures, completion of the Homeland Security Education and Training Institute, renovation of the COD Library, the McAninch Arts Center and the Physical Education Center and other related improvements and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $168,000,000 for the purpose paying the costs thereof? 0 0
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