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Referendum

I'm voting against Lan-Oak Park District increse

I am in complete agreement with Bruce Fredbloom and will be voting against the park referendum in Lansing.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am

Durkin suggests term limits, magnet school for Glenwood

GLENWOOD | Term limits and creating a magnet school in the village are two potential referendum items Village President Kerry Durkin suggests village trustees consider adding to the November ballot.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cook County voters to be asked about firearms in November

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board approved a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if the state should require tougher background checks in firearms transfers and if more money should be provided for mental health treatment.

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

Nov. 4 is just around the corner for all register voters in the Lan-Oak Park District. The Park Board has decided to ask taxpayers for the fifth time to raise the district’s limiting tax rate by 10 cents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

City, schools should pool resources for taxpayer benefit

Is that where my money went? I noticed that the Crown Point school corporation finally did something to the property where the school buses used to be stored and repaired.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District tries fifth time to raise funds for park improvements

LANSING | For the fifth time, Lan-Oak Park District offiicals are hoping local residents will support a property tax levy hike for park improvements.

July 05, 2014 11:00 am
Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

Region can't join other cities in hiking minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS | As cities across the country increase the minimum wage businesses must pay their employees, Northwest Indiana communities won't be joining the trend — it's illegal.

June 18, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Illinois election officials vote on 2 ballot items

CHICAGO | A measure calling for lawmaker term limits is all but ready for the November ballot, elections officials decided Tuesday as they also reluctantly agreed to give backers of an initiative changing how Illinois draws political boundaries more time to validate signatures.

June 17, 2014 10:34 pm

Millionaire tax question has grammar flaw

SPRINGFIELD | A proposal designed to boost spending on education in Illinois likely would get an "F" from a sharp-eyed grammar teacher.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am

Hebron school leaders counting on referendum

HEBRON | Administrators, parents and staff in the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township have done a lot of work to make residents aware of and educate them about the upcoming school referendum vote.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am

Even before referendum, property taxes too high

I live in Boone Township. My property taxes are already too high, with the largest share going to the school.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Politicians won't let people decide on term limits

Recently it has been reported there are petitions in Illinois that would put a referendum on the ballot instituting a change to the state Constitution. The change would impose term limits for state politicians.

March 25, 2014 12:00 am
MSD Boone Township board to vote on referendum

MSD Boone Township board to vote on referendum

HEBRON | School leaders in the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township hope to have more success with a general fund referendum than they did a year ago.

February 17, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Residents tour revamped Lake Central High

Residents tour revamped Lake Central High

ST. JOHN | Residents received a firsthand look Sunday at the first round of improvements at Lake Central High School.

February 09, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related
State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Referendum for Illiana would be bad idea

RICH JAMES: Referendum for Illiana would be bad idea

Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, owns one of the 52 votes that will decide whether there will be an Illiana Expressway.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am

Michigan City school officials face big decisions after referendum defeat

MICHIGAN CITY | School officials in Michigan City are now staring at tough decisions after voters Tuesday in Michigan City and Pine Township in Porter County defeated a request for a property tax increase to close a more than $4 million budget deficit.

November 06, 2013 6:55 pm
Hebron has few options after losing referendum

Hebron has few options after losing referendum

In the two months since the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township lost its appeal to voters for additional funding, the district has reduced both teachers and programs, the superintendent said.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am
LARRY DeBOER: Crunching numbers on school referendums

LARRY DeBOER: Crunching numbers on school referendums

In the May election, Indiana school districts proposed seven tax and building referendums. Five passed.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am
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