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Referenda: April 04, 2017 Consolidated General Election

Title Question Yes Ballot # No Ballot #
Calumet City, Term Limits for Aldermen "Shall the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois, adopt the following term limits for the Office of Alderman to be effective for and applicable to all persons who are candidates for Alderman being elected after the Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2017, and subsequent elections: Alderman ? No person shall be eligible to seek election to, or hold the office of Alderman where that person has held the elected office of Alderman of the City of Calumet City for four (4) or more consecutive full four (4) year terms." 0 0
Calumet City, Minimum Wage Increase "Should the City of Calumet City adopt an incremental increase in the minimum wage to $15 by July 1, 2020 with an annual cost of living increase thereafter and an incremental increase in the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum wage directly from their employer as other employees no later than July 1, 2024?" 0 0
Calumet City, County Minimum Wage "Shall the City of Calumet City opt-in to the minimum wage amendment recently passed by Cook County, Illinois?" 0 0
Cicero, 50/50 Sidewalk Program "Shall the Town of Cicero reinstate the 50/50 sidewalk program whereby the Town and property owners will equally share the cost of sidewalk repairs on private property?" 0 0
Cicero, County Minimum Wage "Shall the Town of Cicero opt out of Cook County?s ordinance which sets the minimum wage at $13.00 per hour by 2020?" 0 0
Cicero, Parking Ordinances "Shall the Town of Cicero strictly enforce its ordinances prohibiting parking on soft ground and in back and side yards and increase fines for violations of these ordinances?" 0 0
Forest Park, Tobacco Sales "Should the Village of Forest Park restrict tobacco sales to only those persons over the age of 21 years?" 0 0
Forest Park, Video Gaming Revenue "Should the Village of Forest Park use the estimated $200,000 in future annual video gaming license revenue to lower property taxes on residents?" 0 0
Forest Park, District 209 "Should the Village of Forest Park work to remove the Forest Park students from Proviso High School District 209?" 0 0
Franklin Park, Video Gaming Taxes "Shall the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois allocate video gaming taxes received from the State of Illinois to the police and fire pension funds?" 0 0
Franklin Park, Property Acquisition "Shall the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois establish a voluntary property acquisition program with grant funds for the purchase of residential properties in the floodway?" 0 0
Franklin Park, Demolish Former Police Station "Shall the Village of Franklin Park, Cook County, Illinois demolish the former police station located at 9545 Belmont Avenue to create additional METRA commuter parking when funding becomes available?" 0 0
Harvey, Consolidated Primary Election "Shall all Municipal Elections in the City of Harvey, Cook County, Illinois be conducted on a non-partisan basis, with a consolidated primary on the last Tuesday of February in 2019; a consolidated election on the First Tuesday of April in 2019; and with all future consolidated primaries and consolidated elections to be held on the dates set forth in the Election Code?" 0 0
Hazel Crest, Term Limits "Shall the Village of Hazel Crest, Cook County, Illinois, adopt Term Limits to be effective for and applicable to all persons who are candidates for those offices being elected at the Consolidated Election to be held April 4, 2017 and subsequent elections, so that no person may hold the office of Village President, Village Clerk, or Village Trustee for more than two consecutive four-year terms?" 0 0
Lynwood, Home Rule "Shall the Village of Lynwood become a Home Rule Unit of Government pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois?" 0 0
Merrionette Park, Gasoline Tax "Shall the Village of Merrionette Park use taxpayer dollars to request that the state allow an additional gasoline tax for non-home rule communities?" 0 0
Merrionette Park, Red Light Camera "Shall the Village place red light camera at the intersection of 119th and Kedzie?" 0 0
Merrionette Park, Medical Cannabis Facilities "Shall the Village attempt to prohibit medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers in all districts except industrial?" 0 0
Orland Hills, Sales Tax "Shall the Village of Orland Hills increase the current Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers? Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a "municipal sales tax") from the current rate of .75% to the rate of 1% for expenditures on public infrastructure and for property tax relief in accordance with and subject to the provisions of Section 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
Orland Park, Household Hazardous Waste "Shall the Village of Orland Park be authorized to impose an additional monthly charge of no more than Two Dollars ($2.00) on residential garbage bills for the new "At Your Door Special Collection" supplemental electronics and hazardous waste removal program which includes the on call pick up of electronics, batteries, chemicals and other hard to recycle home products?" 0 0
Orland Park, Outdoor Multi-Purpose Sports Facility "Should the Village of Orland Park enter into a public-private partnership for the construction and maintenance of an outdoor multi-purpose sports facility?" 0 0
Schiller Park, Zoning Code - Stacking Vehicles "Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit any amendment to the Schiller Park Zoning Code that would allow for the outdoor use of mechanical access open parking garage machines, lifts, elevators or other mechanical devices for the stacking of multiple vehicles?" 0 0
Schiller Park, Zoning Code - Adult Uses "Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit any amendment to the Schiller Park Zoning Code that would allow for the expansion or creation of a zoning district that allows for the operation of adult uses on Lawrence Avenue?" 0 0
Schiller Park, Zoning Code - Billboard "Shall the Village of Schiller Park prohibit any amendment to the Schiller Park Zoning Code that would allow for the location of a billboard in any residential, commercial or industrial zoning district lying east of Interstate Highway I-294?" 0 0
Hanover Township, Eliminate Road District "Shall the Road District of the Township of Hanover be abolished with all of the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of Hanover?" 0 0
School District 30, Issue Bonds "Shall the Board of Education of Northbrook/Glenview School District Number 30, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip a school building to replace the existing Maple School Building, improve the site thereof, provide health/life-safety improvements to the Westcott and Willowbrook School Buildings and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $36,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
School District 65, Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District Number 65, Cook County, Illinois be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.595% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2015 and be equal to 4.166% 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 $86,960,550, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $101,460,550. 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 $158.78. 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 80, Increase Extension Limitation "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 14.8% 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 $92.65. 0 0
School District 95, Issue Bonds "Shall the Board of Education of Brookfield LaGrange Park School District Number 95, Cook County, Illinois, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip the Brook Park Elementary and S. E. Gross Middle School Buildings, improve the sites thereof and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $20,000,000 for the purpose of paying a portion of the costs thereof?" 0 0
School District 97, Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Oak Park School District Number 97, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 1.000% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2015 and be equal to 4.982% 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 $53,137,461, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $66,481,876. 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 $266.85. 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 97, Issue Bonds "Shall the Board of Education of Oak Park School District Number 97, Cook County, Illinois, improve the sites of, build and equip additions to, and alter, repair and equip school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $57,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
School District 100, Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Berwyn South School District Number 100, Cook County, Illinois be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.60% above the limiting rate for levy year 2015 for any purpose of said School District and be equal to 4.195% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2017?" 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $13,331,908 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $15,556,984. 2) For the 2017 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 $160.11. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2017 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, Issue Bonds "Shall the Board of Education of Hinsdale Township High School District Number 86, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, improve the sites of, alter, repair, equip and replace portions of the Hinsdale Central High School Campus and Hinsdale South High School Campus, including, but not limited to: adding classrooms and science labs, renovating classrooms, science labs, libraries and other facilities for special education, fine arts and student services at both campuses; increasing accessibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act at both campuses; expanding and renovating pre-engineering and technology facilities at Hinsdale South High School; renovating the existing pool and building a diving well that meets safety standards at Hinsdale South High School; and building a new aquatic facility at Hinsdale Central High School, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $76,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?" 0 0
Bartlett Fire Protection Dist Extension Limitation "Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Bartlett Fire Protection District, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 19.5% for levy year 2017?" (1) For the 2017 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 $33.49 in Cook County and $42.84 in DuPage County. 0 0
Central Stickney Fire Protection Dist, Issue Bonds "Shall bonds of the Central Stickney Fire Protection District in the amount of $1.2 Million be issued for the purpose of purchasing a new fire ladder truck and a new ambulance?" 0 0
Hometown Fire Protection Dist, Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Hometown Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.30 % above the limiting rate for levy year 2015 and be equal to 1.325% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy years 2017, (2018), (2019) and (2020)?" 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $423,380 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $547,167. 2) For the 2017 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 $80.06. 3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of -5.8838%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2018 levy year is estimated to be $75.34, for the 2019 levy year is estimated to be $70.91, and for the 2020 levy year is estimated to be $66.74. 4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 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
Justice Village Ref(voters not in Robert Park FPD) "Are you for joining the Roberts Park Fire Protection District and assuming a proportionate share of bonded indebtedness, if any?" 0 0
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