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Referenda: April 07, 2015 Consolidated General Election

Title Question Yes Ballot # No Ballot #
Village of Broadview, Home Rule Shall the Village of Broadview, 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
Town of Cicero, Noise Ordinance Shall the Town of Cicero increase penalties for violations of the Town of Cicero's noise ordinance and allow resident-initiated noise ordinance violation tickets to be issued to offenders? 0 0
Village of Crestwood, Impose a 1% Tax Shall the Village of Crestwood impose a 1% tax for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure or property tax relief? 0 0
Village of Franklin Park, Term Limits Shall the terms of office for those persons elected to the offices of Village President, Village Clerk and Village Trustee in the Village of Franklin 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 four (4) consecutive four (4) year terms in the same office, excluding terms of office served or commenced prior to April 7, 2015? 0 0
Village of Franklin Park, Rail Crossing Quiet Zone Shall the Village of Franklin Park use taxpayer dollars to establish a quiet zone at railroad grade crossings that will require train operators to stop the routine sounding of locomotive horns within the boundaries of the Village of Franklin Park? 0 0
Village of Franklin Park, Fly Quiet Period 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 the hours of 10 P.M. and 7 A.M.? 0 0
Village of Glencoe, Issue Bonds ($7,500,000) 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 to the amount of $7,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof, said bonds bearing interest at not to exceed the rate of 6.00% per annum? 0 0
Village of Glencoe, Issue Bonds ($2,500,000) Shall the Village of Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois, replace the heating, ventilating and air conditioning system in the existing Village Hall (built 1956) located on Village Court in said Village, said system serves administrative offices, public meeting spaces, Family Services of Glencoe, the public safety department, public safety living quarters, and other areas in the Village Hall, and issue its general obligation bonds to the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof, said bonds bearing interest at not to exceed the rate of 6.00% per annum? 0 0
Village of LaGrange, Retailers & Service Tax Shall the Village of La Grange be authorized to impose an increase of 0.75% to the rate of the existing 0.25% municipal retailers' occupation tax and municipal service occupation tax for expenditure on public infrastructure or for property tax relief or both? 0 0
Village of Lincolnwood, Appoint clerk Shall the Village Clerk in the Village of Lincolnwood be appointed by the Village President, with the advice and consent of the Village Board of Trustees, rather than elected? 0 0
City of Markham, Dissolve Park District Shall the Park District known as Markham Park District be dissolved? 0 0
Village of Melrose Park, Sex Offenders Shall the Village of Melrose Park prohibit sex offenders from being at or near parks, schools, libraries and other public places where children are likely to gather? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Red Light Camera Shall the Village place a red light camera at the intersection of 115th and Kedzie? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Non-Resident Fees Shall the Village seek ways to raise funds from non-residents only to provide essential Village services? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Crime Free Housing Shall the Village look for ways to enact crime free housing laws in accordance with Illinois laws? 0 0
Village of Midlothian, Real Estate Transfer Tax Shall the Village of Midlothian impose a real estate transfer tax at a rate of Five Dollars ($5.00) per One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) of value or fraction thereof of the real estate to be paid by the seller of the real estate transferred, with the revenue to be used for municipal purposes? 0 0
Village of Midlothian, 911 Surcharge Shall the Village of Midlothian impose a surcharge of up to $4.25 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 Palatine, Video Gaming Should the Village of Palatine consider video gaming (as defined by the Illinois Video Gaming Act) at restaurants and bars that hold a liquor license? 0 0
Village of Schiller Park, Zoning Code Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit any amendment to the Schiller Park Zoning Code that would allow for the expansion or creation of any zoning district that allows for the operation of adult uses? 0 0
Village of Schiller Park, Develop Sexton Property Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to develop any portion of the Sexton property? 0 0
Village of Schiller Park, Liquor Licenses Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit an increase in the number of liquor licenses that would expand the sale of alcoholic liquor after the hour of 2:00 a.m.? 0 0
Village of University Park, Development Shall the Village of University Park, Illinois coordinate with Governor's State University in the pursuit of retail/commercial development near the Metra train station? 0 0
Central Stickney Park District, Issue Bonds Shall the Central Stickney Park District, Cook County, Illinois, issue bonds in the amount of seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000) to pay for the purchase of the real estate located at 5313 West 47th Street and the costs associated with installing recreational facilities at that location? 0 0
Kenilworth Park District, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Kenilworth Park District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.062% above the limiting rate for the purpose of acquiring, operating, and maintaining the property and facilities located at 410 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth, Illinois, commonly known as the Kenilworth Club, for levy year 2013 and be equal to 0.214% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2015? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $396,333, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $558,333. 2) For the 2015 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 $16.50. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2015 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
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
Lighthouse Park District, Property Tax Extension Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Lighthouse Park District of Evanston be increased from the lesser of 5% or the increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 13% for the 2015 levy year? 0 0
Riverdale Park District, Reduce Commissioners Shall the number of Commissioners of the Riverdale Park District be reduced from Seven (7) to Five (5)? 0 0
Wilmette Park District, Issue Bonds (Gillson Park) Shall bonds of the Wilmette Park District, Cook County, Illinois, to the amount of Twelve Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars ($12,700,000) be issued for the purpose of constructing, equipping and maintaining infrastructure and facilities in Gillson Park? 0 0
Wilmette Park District, Issue Bonds (Langdon Park) Shall bonds of the Wilmette Park District, Cook County, Illinois, to the amount of One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,800,000) be issued for the purpose of constructing, equipping and maintaining infrastructure and facilities in Langdon Park? 0 0
School District 35, Public Safety Officer Shall Glencoe School District 35 implement a privately-funded School Resource Officer pilot program for the 2015-2016 school year which would place a Glencoe Public Safety Officer in Central School? 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
High School District 86, Prohibit Teacher Strikes Shall the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 petition the Illinois General Assembly for a change in State labor law to prohibit teachers and other professional employees of public school districts from striking or engaging in any form of work stoppage? 0 0
High School District 86, Performance Evaluations Shall the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District 86 include as criteria in the performance evaluations of its teachers and other professional employees mandatory components for assessment of those employees by the affected students and parents as well as the classroom attendance of the employees? 0 0
Elk Grove Rural Fire Prot Dist, Number of Trustees Shall the number of trustees of the Elk Grove Rural Fire Protection District be decreased from 7 to 5 members? 0 0
Forestview Fire Prot Dist, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Forestview Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.041% above the limiting rate for levy year 2013, for any purpose of said Fire Protection District, and be equal to 0.25% 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 $19,138, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $22,893. 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 $10.91. 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
Northwest Homer Fire Prot Dist, Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Northwest Homer Fire Protection District, Will and Cook Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.09% above the limiting rate for fire protection and ambulance purposes for levy year 2013 and be equal to 0.567% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property for levy years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $2,358,631, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $2,803,656. 2) For the 2015 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value of $100,000 at the time of referendum is estimated to be $30.00 in Will County and $23.96 in Cook County. 3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of -6.157%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2016 levy year is estimated to be $28.15 in Will County and $22.48 in Cook County and for the 2017 levy year is estimated to be $26.42 in Will County and $21.10 in Cook County and for the 2018 levy year is estimated to be $24.79 in Will County and $19.80 in Cook County. 4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 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
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