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Referenda: November 06, 2012 Presidential General Election

Title Question Yes Ballot # No Ballot #
Proposed Amendment to the Illinois Constitution "NOTICE THE FAILURE TO VOTE THIS BALLOT MAY BE THE EQUIVALENT OF A NEGATIVE VOTE, BECAUSE A CONVENTION SHALL BE CALLED OR THE AMENDMENT SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE IF APPROVED BY EITHER THREE-FIFTHS OF THOSE VOTING ON THE QUESTION OR A MAJORITY OF THOSE VOTING IN THE ELECTION. (THIS IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A DIRECTION THAT YOUR VOTE IS REQUIRED TO BE CAST EITHER IN FAVOR OF OR IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSITION HEREIN CONTAINED.) WHETHER YOU VOTE THIS BALLOT OR NOT YOU MUST RETURN IT TO THE ELECTION JUDGE WHEN YOU LEAVE THE VOTING BOOTH. CONSTITUTION BALLOT PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION Explanation of Amendment Upon approval by the voters, the proposed amendment, which takes effect on January 9, 2013, adds a new section to the General Provisions Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would require a three-fifths majority vote of each chamber of the General Assembly, or the governing body of a unit of local government, school district, or pension or retirement system, in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system. At the general election to be held on November 6, 2012, 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 require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, you should vote YES on the question. If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to require a three-fifths majority vote in order to increase a benefit under any public pension or retirement system, 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 on January 9, 2013. For the proposed addition of Section 5.1 to Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution." 0 0
"Village of Alsip, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Alsip have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Alsip, Motor Vehicle Stickers" "Shall the Village of Alsip eliminate the requirement that persons, firms or corporations residing in the village obtain motor vehicle license stickers and in lieu of such requirement, shall the Village of Alsip adopt an electric utility tax?" 0 0
"City of Blue Island, Electrical Aggregation" "Shall the City of Blue Island, have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?" 0 0
"City of Calumet City, Electrical Aggregation" "Shall the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois, have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?" 0 0
"City of Chicago Heights, Electrical Aggregation" "Shall the City of Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?" 0 0
"City of Country Club Hills, Number of Alderman" "Shall the City of Country Club Hills restrict the number of Alderman to 5, with one Alderman representing each ward?" 0 0
"Village of Dolton, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Dolton have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program? 0 0
"Village of Elmwood Park, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Elmwood Park have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Elmwood Park, Natural Gas Aggregation" "In the event that the Illinois General Assembly enacts statutory authorization, shall the Village of Elmwood Park have the authority to arrange for the supply of natural gas for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?" 0 0
"Village of Elmwood Park, Speed Cameras" Shall the Village of Elmwood Park support efforts to have the Illinois General Assembly authorize the use of automated speed enforcement systems (speed cameras) in school zones on school days in the Village of Elmwood Park? 0 0
"City of Evanston, Political Contributions" "Shall the U.S. Congress pass a bill, to be duly ratified by three-fourths (3/4) of the states, adopting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, empowering the federal government and the states to regulate and limit political contributions from corporations?" 0 0
"Village of Flossmoor, General Obligation Bonds" "Shall the Village of Flossmoor, Cook County, Illinois, undertake the following capital improvements in and for the Village: water system improvements to the existing water system of the Village, including, primarily, water main replacements at various locations throughout the Village, and issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $7,280,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof, said bonds bearing interest at not to exceed the rate of 9.00% per annum?" 0 0
"Village of Glencoe, General Obligation Bonds" "Shall the Village of Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois, undertake the following capital improvements in and for the Village: storm sewer improvements, sanitary sewer upgrades, street resurfacing and sidewalk replacement, all on property owned by the Village or over which the Village has sufficient easements, and issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $8,550,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof, said bonds bearing interest at not to exceed the rate of 4.25% per annum?" 0 0
"Village of Glenview, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Glenview have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Hazel Crest, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Hazel Crest have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Hillside, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Hillside have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Vg of Indian Head Park, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Indian Head Park have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Vg of Indian Head Park, Tax Extension Increase" "Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Indian Head Park, Cook County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 22.4% per year for 2012? For the 2012 tax levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against the 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 $40.72." 0 0
"Village of Inverness, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Inverness have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Kenilworth, Home Rule" "Shall the Village of Kenilworth become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution?" 0 0
"Village of La Grange, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of La Grange have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program? 0 0
"Village of Lynwood, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Lynwood have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Maywood, Revoke Home Rule" Shall the Village of Maywood elect not to be a home rule unit? 0 0
"Village of Melrose Park, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Melrose Park have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of North Riverside, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of North Riverside have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Northfield, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Northfield have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Oak Lawn, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Oak Lawn have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program? 0 0
"Village of River Forest, Home Rule" "Shall the Village of River Forest become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution? " 0 0
"City of Rolling Meadows, Refuse Collection" Shall the City of Rolling Meadows contract with a private company for refuse collection? 0 0
"Village of Rosemont, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Rosemont have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Schaumburg, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Schaumburg have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Stickney, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Stickney have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Village of Summit, 9-1-1 Surcharge" "Shall the Village of Summit impose a surcharge of up to $2.00 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 installing (or improving) a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System? " 0 0
"Village of Tinley Park, Term Limits" SHALL THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK PASS AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING TERM LIMITS ON ALL ITS ELECTED OFFICIALS? 0 0
"Village of Westchester, Retailer Occupation Tax" "Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Westchester be authorized to levy a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Service Occupation Tax, each at a rate of 1%, pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.3 and 1.4, to be used for expenditures on public infrastructure or property tax relief, or both?" 0 0
"Village of Worth, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Village of Worth have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Town of Cicero, Electrical Aggregation" Shall the Town of Cicero have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Northfield Township, Constitutional Amendment" "Should the United States Constitution be amended to limit the use of corporate, special interest, and private money in any political activity, including influencing the election of any candidate for public office?" 0 0
"Oak Park Township, Amend Constitution" "Shall the people of Oak Park stand with communities across the country in requesting that our village, county, state and federal representatives enact resolutions and legislation, including consideration for amending the Constitution of the United States to establish that: a) Political money is not the same as speech, and therefore that money shall be regulated; and b) The rights guaranteed by the Constitution were and are primarily intended for human beings, not corporations? " 0 0
"Oak Park Township, Natural Gas" "Shall those companies who wish to drill for, or supply, natural gas derived from hydraulic fracking techniques be required to inform residents of Oak Park Township of the hazardous chemicals and risks in the process and be prohibited from supplying natural gas derived from hydraulic fracking to Oak Park Township Customers?" 0 0
"Stickney Township, Electrical Aggregation" Shall Stickney Township have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Thornton Township, Electrical Aggregation" Shall Thornton Township have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? 0 0
"Arlington Heights Park District, Issue Bonds" "Shall the Arlington Heights Park District, Cook and Lake Counties, Illinois, improve through renovation and new construction the parks and community centers at Camelot, Frontier, Heritage and Recreation Parks and Olympic Indoor Swim Center; acquire park equipment; improve, maintain and protect neighborhood parks and facilities; and issue its bonds to the amount not to exceed $39,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
"Hodgkins Park District, Issue Bonds" "Shall the Hodgkins Park District, Cook County, Illinois, issue its bonds in the amount of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) for the purpose of paying the costs associated with the expansion and renovation of its existing administration and recreation building?" 0 0
"Oak Brook Park District, Term of Office" "Shall the Oak Brook Park District, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, reduce the term of park board commissioner from 6 years to 4 years?" 0 0
"Oak Brook Park District, Number of Commissioners" "Shall the Oak Brook Park District, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, increase the Number of Park Board Commissioners from 5 commissioners to 7 commissioners?" 0 0
"Broadview Public Library District, Issue Bonds" "Shall the bonds of the Broadview Public Library District, Cook County, Illinois, in the amount of $4,100,000 be issued for the purpose of building an addition to and repairing, remodeling and improving the existing Broadview Public Library Building, furnishing necessary equipment therefor and acquiring electronic data storage and retrieval facilities in connection therewith?" 0 0
"School District 67, Issue Bonds" "Shall the Board of Education of Golf School District Number 67, Cook County, Illinois, improve the sites of and alter, repair and equip the Hynes Elementary and Golf Middle School Buildings, build and equip a gymnasium/multi-purpose room addition to the Hynes Elementary School Building and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $7,987,090 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
"School District 67, Tax Extension Increase" "Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Golf School District Number 67, Cook County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 16.3% for the 2012 levy year? For the 2012 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against the 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 $90.40." 0 0
"School District 167, Issue Bonds" "Shall the Board of Education of Brookwood School District Number 167, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip an elementary school building, demolish an existing school building and construct site improvements and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $15,800,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
"School District 169, Issue Bonds" "Shall the Board of Education of Ford Heights School District Number 169, Cook County, Illinois, be authorized to issue $11,000,000 bonds for the purpose of paying claims against said School District as provided for by Article 19 (Sections 19-8 to 19-14, inclusive) of the School Code?" 0 0
"East Dundee & Countryside Fire P Dist, Issue bonds" "Shall the East Dundee and Countryside Fire Protection District, Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois, build and equip a new fire house and issue its bonds in the amount of $5,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
"Old Town Sanitary District, Tax Extension Increase" "Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Old Town Sanitary District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 83% per year for 2012? For the 2012 tax levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against the 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 $4.80." 0 0
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