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Referenda: November 08, 2016 Presidential General Election

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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 The proposed amendment adds a new section to the Revenue Article of the Illinois Constitution. The proposed amendment provides that no moneys derived from taxes, fees, excises, or license taxes, relating to registration, titles, operation, or use of vehicles or public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, or airports, or motor fuels, including bond proceeds, shall be expended for other than costs of administering laws related to vehicles and transportation, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance, repair, and betterment of public highways, roads, streets, bridges, mass transit, intercity passenger rail, ports, airports, or other forms of transportation, and other statutory highway purposes, including the State or local share to match federal aid highway funds. You are asked to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. For the proposed addition of Section 11 to Article IX of the Illinois Constitution. 0 0
Countywide, Merge Offices Shall the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be eliminated and all duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be transferred to, and assumed by, the Office of the Cook County Clerk by December 7, 2020? 0 0
Countywide, Earned Sick Time Shall Illinois enact the Earned Sick Time for Employees Act which will allow Illinois workers to earn up to 40 hours of sick time a year to take care of their own health or a family member's health? 0 0
Village of Barrington, Construct Underpass Shall the Village of Barrington spend public funds to construct an underpass beneath the railroad tracks on Northwest Highway (US Route 14) east of Route 59 and/or rerouting Lake Zurich Road through Citizen's Park and the Barrington Library property? 0 0
Village of Broadview, Term Limits ?Shall the terms of office for those persons elected to the office of Village President in the Village of Broadview, at the April 4, 2017 consolidated election, and at each election for said office thereafter, be limited such that no person shall be eligible to seek election to or hold the office of Village President where that person has been previously elected to the office of Village President of the Village of Broadview for two (2) consecutive full four (4) year terms?? 0 0
Village of Brookfield, Issue Bonds Shall the Village of Brookfield, Cook County, Illinois, erect a new public library building, furnish necessary equipment therefor and issue its bonds to the amount of not to exceed $10,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
Village of Burr Ridge, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Burr Ridge, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.0499% above the limiting rate for DuPage County and 0.048% above the limiting rate for Cook County for the purpose of funding street and other infrastructure improvements within the Village for levy year 2015 and be equal to 0.1612% in DuPage County and 0.161% in Cook County of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2016? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rates of DuPage and Cook Counties is $1,135,241, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,635,693. 2) For the 2016 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 $16.63 for such property in DuPage County and $12.81 for such property in Cook County. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2016 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
City of Calumet City, Tavern Hours Shall the City of Calumet City Allow Taverns (Bars) to Remain Open until 2:00 a.m. on Fridays (after midnight) and Saturdays (after midnight)? 0 0
City of Calumet City, Pensions Should any Calumet City elected official be able to receive two (2) pensions by being allowed to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund if he or she is also a member of the Illinois General Assembly Retirement System? 0 0
City of Calumet City, Term Limits Shall the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois, adopt the following term limits for the Office of Mayor to be effective for and applicable to all persons who are candidates for Mayor being elected at the Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2017, and subsequent elections: Mayor - No person shall be eligible to seek election to, or hold the office of mayor where that person has held the elected office of either mayor or alderman of the City of Calumet City for four (4) or more consecutive full four (4) year terms? 0 0
Town of Cicero, Consolidate Park Districts Shall Hawthorne Park District consolidate into Clyde Park District, and become one park district? 0 0
Town of Cicero, Free Skate Night Shall the Town of Cicero have a weekly free skate night at the Bobby Hull Ice Rink for Cicero residents? 0 0
Town of Cicero, Consolidate Library Shall the Cicero Public Library consolidate its functions with the Town of Cicero? 0 0
Village of Crestwood, Term Limits Shall the Village of Crestwood, Cook County, Illinois adopt the following term limits to be effective for and applicable to all persons who are candidates for those offices being elected at the Presidential General Election held on November 8, 2016 and subsequent elections, so that no person may hold the office of Village Mayor, Village Clerk, or Village Trustee for more than three consecutive four-year terms? 0 0
City of Harvey, Term Limits Shall the City of Harvey, 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 2, 2019 and subsequent elections, and with all prior consecutive terms of a current officeholder counted in determining term limits for that officeholder: A) Mayor - No person may hold the office of Mayor for more than four (4) consecutive four (4) year terms; B) Alderman - No person may hold the office of Alderman for more than four (4) consecutive four (4) year terms; C) City Clerk - No person may hold the office of City Clerk for more than four (4) consecutive four (4) year terms; D) City Treasurer - No person may hold the office of City Treasurer for more than four (4) consecutive four (4) year terms? 0 0
Village of Maywood, Video Gaming Liquor Licenses Shall the Village of Maywood adopt an ordinance prohibiting the issuance of any new Class M (Video Gaming Caf?/Bistro) Liquor Licenses in the Village of Maywood? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Part Time Fire Dept. Shall the Village of Merrionette Park investigate a part time fire department and pass along the $500,000.00 yearly cost to property owners annually in property tax bills by increasing the Village's tax rate? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Full Time Fire Dept. Shall the Village of Merrionette Park investigate a full time fire department and pass along the $700,000.00 yearly cost to property owners annually in property tax bills by increasing the Village's tax rate? 0 0
Village of Merrionette Park, Dog Park Shall the Village of Merrionette Park consider creating a Dog Park on land in the Village of Merrionette Park? 0 0
Village of Olympia Fields, Sales Tax Shall the Village of Olympia Fields impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a municipal sales tax) at a rate of 1% for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief in accordance with and subject to the provisions of Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.3 and 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.4)? 0 0
Village of Westchester, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Westchester, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.238% above the limiting rate for the purpose of public safety, police, fire and other municipal purposes for levy year 2015 and be equal to 1.676% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2016? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $6,256,078, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $7,291,507. 2) For the 2016 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 $63.51. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2016 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
Village of Western Springs, Issue Bonds Shall the Village of Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois, for the purpose of making road and street improvements within the corporate boundaries and under the jurisdiction of the Village of Western Springs, issue bonds in the amount of $12,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof and the expenses incidental thereto? 0 0
Village of Willow Springs, Red Light Cameras Shall the Village Board pass an ordinance allowing red-light cameras to be installed at the intersection of Archer and Willow Springs Road in the Village of Willow Springs and fines assessed for violations of stoplights? 0 0
Village of Willow Springs, Speed Cameras Shall the Village of Willow Springs 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 Willow Springs? 0 0
Village of Willow Springs, Police Operations Shall the Village of Willow Springs explore cost saving options by consolidating police department operations with nearby departments? 0 0
Berwyn Township, Fossil Fuel Shall all levels of government including federal, state, county, and municipal districts cease purchasing securities in the fossil fuel industry in order to break the hold of fossil fuel corporations on markets and governments and bring about a swift transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy? 0 0
Berwyn Township, Climate Change Shall our Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress sponsor and/or support measures that will: Acknowledge the serious threat posed by climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a clear, transparent and effective way? 0 0
Oak Park Township, 2nd Amendment Shall the Constitution of the United States be amended as follows? The second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed. The United States Congress shall regulate the licensing and use of arms. 0 0
Orland Township, Transfer Territory Shall the territory comprising Orland Township be transferred from Cook County, Illinois, to Will County, Illinois? 0 0
Orland Township, Climate Change Shall our Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress sponsor and/or support measures that will: Acknowledge the serious threat posed by climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a clear, transparent, and effective way? 0 0
Proviso 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
Proviso Township, Fossil Fuels Shall all levels of government including federal, state, county, and municipal districts cease purchasing securities in the fossil fuel industry in order to break the hold of fossil fuel corporations on markets and governments and bring about a swift transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy? 0 0
Proviso Township, Climate Change Shall our Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress sponsor and/or support measures that will: Acknowledge the serious threat posed by climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a clear, transparent and effective way? 0 0
Thornton Township, Mental Health Shall Thornton Township establish a mental health committee for the purposes of assessing the needs of Thornton Township residents by partnering with area providers to offer mental health, substance abuse, counseling, crisis intervention and psychiatric services to Thornton Township residents in need? 0 0
Thornton Township, Youth Opportunities Shall Thornton Township seek new and expanded partnership opportunities with colleges and high schools located in Thornton Township to provide additional educational and employment opportunities for youth residents of the Township? 0 0
Thornton Township, Homeless Shelter Shall Thornton Township establish an emergency housing shelter and programs to assist Township residents struggling with homelessness, including programs to transition from homeless, to renter, to independent living? 0 0
Wheeling Township, Abolish Road District Shall the Road District of the Township of Wheeling be abolished with all of the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of Wheeling? 0 0
School District 15, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of Palatine Community Consolidated School District Number 15, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip two school buildings, acquire a site for one of said school buildings, improve the sites of both of said school buildings and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $130,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 26, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of River Trails School District Number 26, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip an early learning education center to replace the Park View School Building, improve the site thereof and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $29,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 57, Abolish Township Trustee Shall the offices of township treasurer and trustee of schools of Township 41 North, Range 11 (Elk Grove Township) be abolished? 0 0
School District 59, Abolish Township Trustee Shall the offices of township treasurer and trustee of schools of Township 41 North, Range 11 (Elk Grove Township) be abolished? 0 0
School District 73, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of East Prairie School District Number 73, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip a school building to replace the East Prairie School Building, improve school property and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $47,353,147 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 80, Tax Extension Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Norridge School District Number 80, 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 73.6% for the 2016 levy year? For the 2016 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 $479. 0 0
School District 102, Increase Limiting Rate Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for LaGrange School District Number 102, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.42% above the limiting rate for levy year 2015 for any purpose of said School District and be equal to 4.10% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2016? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $27,354,876, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $30,476,900. 2) For the 2016 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 $112.08. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2016 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 118, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of Palos Community Consolidated School District Number 118, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to the Palos West Elementary School Building for the District's special education early childhood and at-risk pre-kindergarten programs, alter, repair and equip school buildings, improve the sites thereof and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $6,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
School District 181, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District Number 181, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois (located primarily in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, Illinois), improve the site of and build and equip a new school building and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $53,329,194 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof? 0 0
High School District 200, Issue Bonds Shall the Board of Education of Oak Park and River Forest Consolidated High School District Number 200, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip a swimming pool addition to replace the existing 88-year-old swimming pools at the Oak Park and River Forest High School Building; alter, repair and equip said School Building to improve the learning, performing arts and locker room spaces therein; improve the site thereof; build and equip a parking garage to replace the existing parking garage; and issue bonds of said School District in an amount not to exceed $25,000,000 for the purpose of paying costs thereof? 0 0
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