LINCONLWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Voters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the board of District 74 initially tried on its own to issue a $25 million bond for a new school building. But activists forced the issue to a referendum.READ MORE: Chicago Police Restrict Time Off For Officers Amid Battle Between City Hall, FOP Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Now, voters have overwhelmingly defeated the bond proposal by around 91 to 9 percent.READ MORE: Families Hold Vigil For Child Victims Of Gun Violence In Chicago, Call For Solutions
Meanwhile, in West Northfield District 31, voters narrowly approved a tax increase to raise revenue by about $1.5 million per year. The board says that will stave off further budget cuts beyond those already made.
In DuPage County, by 86 to 14 percent, voters defeated Clarendon Hills’ controversial request for home rule powers. Opponents feared it could lead to tax increases without voter authorization.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Person Killed, 7 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence In Chicago
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports