Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
The question did not specify how much to raise the rate for taxi cabs in Chicago. Aldermen put the question on the ballot only as an advisory measure, so a yes vote would not have meant a fare hike.
The referendum would have provided $13 million in funding for programs to help disabled residents who have been impacted by state budget cuts.
Chicago residents likely will be able to get cheaper electricity from an alternate supplier, after approving a measure allowing City Hall to negotiate cheaper rates on behalf of residents and small businesses.
A coalition of Chicago parents, activists, and teachers said Monday it has enough signatures to get the idea of an elected school board for Chicago Public Schools on the ballot in November.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s backing efforts to buy electricity in bulk for the City of Chicago, possibly from a company other than ComEd’s parent firm.
A newly-formed coalition of parents, teachers and community groups have begun a door-to-door petition drive to get a referendum question on an elected Chicago school board on the November ballot citywide.
Voters in Evanston on Tuesday cast their ballots in favor of abolishing the township form of government.
Voters in Kendall County nominated a new auditor and a new recorder Tuesday, while at the same time voting to eliminate their positions.
Voters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
Several hundred students, their parents and staff from the two schools in West Northfield District 31 marched and rallied Tuesday, urging voters to approve a tax increase.
A small public school district nestled among two wealthy Chicago suburbs is in serious financial trouble. West Northfield Elementary School District 31 is surrounded by Northbrook and Glenview on the North Shore. It has only two schools and severe cuts are looming if they don’t get more money.
The people who live in unincorporated areas of Kane County may get the chance to opt out of getting their electrical service from ComEd.
In north suburban Northbrook, voters have rejected a tax hike that would have helped close a $1 million budget hole.
Oak Lawn voters who want to change the way government does business in the south suburbs will have to wait.