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Referenda: November 04, 2014 Gubernatorial General Election

Title Question Yes Ballot # No Ballot #
Proposed Constitutional Amendment, Victims' Rights PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 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.The proposed amendment makes changes to Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution, the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. The proposed amendment would expand certain rights already granted to crime victims in Illinois, and give crime victims the ability to enforce their rights in a court of law. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. For the proposed amendment of Section 8.1 of Article I of the Illinois Constitution. 0 0
Proposed Constitutional Amendment, Voters' Rights PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 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.The proposed amendment adds a new section to the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment would prohibit any law that disproportionately affects the rights of eligible Illinois citizens to register to vote or cast a ballot based on the voter's race, color, ethnicity, status as a member of a language minority, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or income. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. For the proposed addition of Section 8 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution. 0 0
Statewide, Minimum Wage Shall the minimum wage in Illinois for adults over the age of 18 be raised to $10 per hour by January 1, 2015? 0 0
Statewide, Women's Health Shall any health insurance plan in Illinois that provides prescription drug coverage be required to include prescription birth control coverage as part of that coverage? 0 0
Statewide, Millionaire's Tax Should the Illinois Constitution be amended to require that each school district receive additional revenue, based on their number of students, from an additional 3% tax on income greater than one million dollars? 0 0
Countywide, Mental Health Services Shall the General Assembly of the State of Illinois appropriate additional funds to provide necessary mental health services for the people of the State of Illinois? 0 0
Countywide, Universal Background Checks Shall the Illinois General Assembly enact the Illinois Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 3659) which would require universal background checks for firearm transfers and prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons, assault weapon attachments and high capacity ammunition magazines? 0 0
Village of Barrington, Home Rule Shall the Village of Barrington, Illinois, become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution? 0 0
Village of Berkeley, Electrical Aggregation Shall the Village of Berkeley 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 Burr Ridge, Stipends Shall the Village President (Mayor) of Burr Ridge, who receives a stipend of $6,000 per year, and the Burr Ridge Trustees, who receive a stipend of $3,000 per year, continue to be compensated? 0 0
City of Country Club Hills, Term Limits Shall the City of Country Club Hills, Cook County, Illinois adopt the following term limits for the following Offices to be effective for and applicable to all persons who are candidates for those Offices being elected at the Consolidated Election to be held on April 7, 2015 and subsequent elections. A) Mayor - No person may hold the office of Mayor for more than five (5) consecutive four (4) year terms. B) Alderman - No person may hold the office of Alderman for more than five (5) consecutive four (4) year terms. C) City Clerk - No person may hold the office of City Clerk for more than five (5) consecutive four (4) year terms. D) City Treasurer - No person may hold the office of City Treasurer for more than five (5) consecutive four (4) year terms. With all prior consecutive terms of a current officeholder counted in determining term limits for that officeholder. 0 0
Village of Crestwood, Home Rule Shall the Village of Crestwood become a Home Rule Unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution? 0 0
City of Des Plaines, Electrical Aggregation Shall the City of Des Plaines 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 Harwood Heights, Fly Quiet Shall the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) create and enforce a mandatory fly-quiet period for O'Hare International Airport that would require airlines to reduce noise levels between 10 pm and 7 am? 0 0
Village of Harwood Heights, Noise Contour Shall the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) include Harwood Heights in the noise contour so that residents are eligible for the soundproofing program? 0 0
Village of Indian Head Park, Heritage Center Shall the Village of Indian Head Park sell the village's Heritage Center? 0 0
Village of Lynwood, Home Rule Shall the Village of Lynwood become a Home Rule Community? 0 0
Village of Lyons, Sales Tax Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois be authorized to levy a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax, each at a rate of 1%, for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure or property tax relief? 0 0
Village of Matteson, Home Rule Shall the Village of Matteson become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution? 0 0
Village of Niles, Trustee Vacancy Shall all vacancies in the office of Village Trustee for the Village of Niles be filled in the following manner: (1) by election by the voters of Niles at the Consolidated Election immediately following such vacancy; (2) unless such vacancy occurs fewer than 196 days before such Consolidated Election, and in such a case that vacancy shall be filled by election at the next succeeding Consolidated Election; effective immediately upon the passage of this binding referendum? 0 0
Village of Norridge, Fly Quiet Restrictions Shall the current Federal Aviation Administration Fly-Quiet restriction, now voluntary upon the airlines, be made mandatory to require airlines to reduce airport noise between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.? 0 0
City of Palos Heights, Issue Bonds Shall bonds in the amount of $6,300,000.00 be issued by the City of Palos Heights, Cook County, Illinois, for the purpose of renovating existing recreation facilities and build an addition thererto, bearing interest at the rate not to exceed the greater of 9% per annum or 125% of the rate for the most recent date shown in the 20 G.O. Bonds Index of average municipal bond yields as published in the most recent edition of The Bond Buyer, published in New York, New York, at the time the contract is made for the sale of said bonds? 0 0
City of Park Ridge, Library Tax Rate Shall the annual library tax for maintenance and operation of the Park Ridge Public Library be increased from .150% to .368% for the levy years 2014 through 2017? For the 2013 levy year, the City used its home rule power to levy a tax equal to .290%. Therefore, for the 2014 levy year, the .368% rate would result in approximately $20.76 of additional tax for every $100,000 in property value equating to $87.58 of additional tax for a single family residence with a fair market value of $421,800. 0 0
City of Park Ridge, Pollution Standards Shall Congress pass a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to revisit the criteria it has used to establish noise and air pollution standards related to O'Hare Airport air traffic, and further requires that the Federal Aviation Administration incorporate local community input from the areas affected by new air traffic patterns in that process? 0 0
City of Prospect Heights, Appoint City Clerk Shall the City Clerk in the City of Prospect Heights, Illinois be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, rather than elected? 0 0
City of Prospect Heights, Appoint City Treasurer Shall the City Treasurer in the City of Prospect Heights, Illinois be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, rather than elected? 0 0
Village of Riverdale, Medical Cannibas Cultivation Shall the Village of Riverdale enact reasonable zoning regulations limiting the operation of cultivation centers for medical cannabis to the I-2 General Industrial District? 0 0
Village of Riverdale, Dispensing Medical Cannibas Shall the Village of Riverdale enact reasonable zoning regulations limiting the operation of dispensing organizations of medical cannabis to the I-2 General Industrial District? 0 0
Village of Riverdale, Parking Shall the Village of Riverdale enact a parking prohibition between the hours of 11pm and 6am on public streets within the Village of Riverdale without a license issued by the Village of Riverdale? 0 0
Village of Riverside, Issue Bonds Shall the Village of Riverside, Cook County, Illinois, for the purpose of making road and street improvements within the Village, issue bonds to the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? The maximum rate of interest on the bonds to be issued pursuant to said proposition is 5% per annum. 0 0
Village of Summit, 911 Surcharge Shall the Village of Summit impose a surcharge of up to two dollars ($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 improving a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System? 0 0
Village of Tinley Park, Term Limits Shall the terms of office for those persons elected to the offices of Village President, Village Clerk or Village Trustee in the Village of Tinley Park, at the April 7, 2015 consolidated election and at each election for any of said offices thereafter, be limited such that no person so elected may serve more than three (3) consecutive full four (4) year terms in the same office? 0 0
Berwyn Township, Amend Constitution Should the United States Constitution be amended to clearly state that only individual persons, and not corporations, associations, or any other organizational entities are entitled to the rights enumerated in the Constitution? 0 0
Oak Park Township, Universal Background Checks Shall the Federal Government enact legislation requiring universal background checks of criminal and mental health history records for all transfers of ownership or possession of firearms, including transfers which occur at gun shows, over the internet and privately, as a step toward preventing the ownership or possession of firearms by criminals and those with serious mental illnesses, and as a step toward preventing gun trafficking altogether? 0 0
Oak Park Township, Trans Pacific Partnership The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive trade agreement crafted by multi-national corporations and government trade representatives from various countries along the Pacific Rim. Classified top secret, by the Obama administration, negotiations have occurred behind closed doors. While corporate advisers have been allowed to ship the TPP, our Congressional Representatives have only restricted access. The TPP would elevate corporations to equal status with sovereign nations. This will allow them to drag governments before foreign tribunals to demand taxpayer compensation over policies they claim would determine their expected future profits. Current and future legislative policies regarding health, food safety, worker rights, financial regulation and a clean environment would be jeopardized. Shall the voters of Oak Park reject the secretly negotiated rules laid down without our consent and call upon the Village Board of Oak Park, IL to enact an ordinance declaring the Village of Oak Park, IL to be a Trans-Pacific Partnership-Free Zone? 0 0
Unincorporated Maine Township, Electricity Shall Maine 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
Inverness Park District, Number of Commissioners Shall the number of commissioners of the Board of Commissioners of the Inverness Park District be reduced from seven (7) commissioners to (5) commissioners? 0 0
Lan Oak Park District, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Lan-Oak Park District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.10% above the limiting rate for park purposes for levy year 2013 and be equal to 0.4090% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2014? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $1,737,939.51, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $2,116,272.99. 2) For the 2014 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 $26.62. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2014 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
Gail Borden Public Library, Annexation Shall the territory without tax supported library service in the following described portions of Plato Township, being Township 41 North, Range 7, and Campton Township, being Township 40 North, Range 7, East of the Third Principal Meridian: Beginning at the intersection of the west boundary of Elgin Township and the north line of Plank Road, west along the north line of Plank Road to the west line of Muirhead Road; then south along the west line of Muirhead Road to the north line of Plato Road; then west along the north line of Plato Rd. to the west line of Illinois Route 47; then south along the west line of Illinois Route 47 to the south line of Burlington Road; then southeasterly along the south line of Burlington Rd to the south line of Silver Glen Road; then easterly along the south line of Silver Glen Road to the western boundary of Homeward Glen Unit 1 subdivision; then north along the western boundary of Homeward Glen Unit 1 subdivision; then continuing north along the western boundary of Homeward Glen Unit 2 subdivision; then continuing north along the western boundary of Arlington Estates subdivision to the north line of McDonald Road; then southeasterly along the north line of McDonald Road to the western boundary of Elgin Township; then north along the western boundary of Elgin Township to the point of beginning be annexed to the 'Gail Borden Public Library District, Kane and Cook Counties, Illinois'? 0 0
Lemont Public Library District, Issue Bonds Shall the Lemont Public Library District, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, repair, remodel and improve, furnish necessary equipment and acquire electronic data storage and retrieval facilities for, build an addition to and improve the site of the existing library building and issue its bonds to the amount of $2,800,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 79, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Pennoyer School District No. 79, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to .39% above the limiting rate for the purpose for which the School District is organized for levy year 2013 and be equal to 2.936% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2014? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,418,349, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $3,941,977. 2) For the 2014 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 $103.82. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2014 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
School District 92 1/2, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Westchester School District Number 92 1/2, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.55% above the limiting rate for school purposes for the levy year 2013 and be equal to 3.39% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2014? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $10,662,404.52, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $12,727,306.81. 2) For the 2014 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 $146.42. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2014 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
School District 157, Issue bonds Shall the Board of Education of Hoover-Schrum School District Number 157, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip a new school to replace the existing Schrum Middle School, improve the site thereof, and issue bonds to the amount of $22,900,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 169, Tax Extension Shall the Board of Education of Ford Heights School District Number 169, Cook County, Illinois, be authorized to issue $7,900,000 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
High School District 86, Collective Bargaining Shall the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 continue to offer eligible teachers the opportunity to earn six percent (6%) salary increases in each of the four (4) school years prior to retirement? 0 0
High School District 203, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of New Trier Township High School District Number 203, Cook County, Illinois, improve the site of, renovate, alter, repair, equip and replace portions of the District's buildings located at the Winnetka Campus, including, but not limited to, adding and renovating classrooms, improving storm water management and increasing accessibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $89,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
Elk Grove Rural Fire Prot District, # of Trustees Shall the number of trustees of the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District be decreased from 7 to 5 members? 0 0
Palatine Rural Fire Protection Dist., Special Tax Shall the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed .05% of the value of all taxable property within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the purpose of providing funds to pay for the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment? 0 0
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