Chicago Voters Say No To Taxi Fare HikeThe 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.
Kane County Voters Reject Tax Hike To Fund Disabled ProgramsThe referendum would have provided $13 million in funding for programs to help disabled residents who have been impacted by state budget cuts.
Chicago Voters Approve Bulk Power-Buying PlanChicago 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.
Group Submits 10K Signatures Seeking Vote On Elected School BoardA 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 Backs Plan To Buy Electricity In Bulk For ChicagoMayor 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.
Parents, Teachers Begin Citywide Petition For Referendum On Elected School BoardA 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.
Evanston Residents Vote In Favor Of Abolishing TownshipVoters in Evanston on Tuesday cast their ballots in favor of abolishing the township form of government.
Kendall County Voters Nominate Auditor, Recorder; Cut Their Would-Be OfficesVoters in Kendall County nominated a new auditor and a new recorder Tuesday, while at the same time voting to eliminate their positions.
Lincolnwood Voters Reject Bond For New School BuildingVoters in Lincolnwood resoundingly repudiated their local school board in the election Tuesday.
District 31 Students Push For Property Tax Hike 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.
North Shore School District Seeking Tax Hike To Avoid Severe CutsA 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.