referendum

Flossmoor voters say yes to pickup trucks on neighborhood driveways

On Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of voters in Flossmoor said “yes” to a referendum question asking whether they would be in favor of allowing personal use pickup trucks to park on residential driveways in the village.
 
With all nine precincts in the village reporting, the vote in favor of allowing trucks to park in Flossmoor was 3,193 to 1,911, a margin of 62 percent to 37 percent.

Engines running low before Flossmoor’s big truck referendum

The little law that made big news all over the country will be called into question again soon. On the Nov. 6 ballot, Flossmoor residents will vote on a referendum question asking about the village’s ban on visibly parked pickup trucks.

Flossmoor trustees OK language for pickup truck parking referendum

Flossmoor trustees have approved language for the advisory referendum on whether to change the village's long-standing truck parking ban ordinance.

Voters on Nov. 6 will consider whether the truck parking prohibition, which is part of the village’s zoning ordinance, should remain in place. Flossmoor’s zoning law specifies that personal pickup trucks “may only be parked in an enclosed garage.”

Sample ballots show voters choices in March 20 primary election

The Cook County Clerk's Office has released sample ballots for the March 20 primary election. The H-F Chronicle is publishing these to give voters lists of the candidates.

Flossmoor residents speaking out in favor of tax proposal

A group of Flossmoor residents has come together in support of the village’s sales tax referendum set to appear on the March 20 ballot. According to the group’s spokesperson, Don Grasse, about a dozen community members have gathered twice to discuss promoting the referendum, which would create a 1 percent village sales tax.
 

Homewood District 153 budget will balance with referendum funds

The District 153 school board approved a balanced 2018 budget of $22.26 million because of an additional $640,000 raised in the 2016 referendum.
 
Revenues, expected at $21.62 million, cannot meet all the expenses despite the administration’s best attempts at holding the line on costs.  The board unanimously approved the budget at its Sept. 18 meeting.
 

District 153 prepares to ask voters to approve two-year tax increase in March 15 referendum

Homewood School District 153 will ask voters in March to authorize a new bond issue that will mean a two-year increase in taxes before returning to the current rate. 

Homewood residents get answers on schools, taxes at special informational meeting

Residents in Homewood District 153 gathered for two hours on Monday evening to hear school board members talk about district finances, tax options and plans to consolidate schools.

If the district is unable to keep its current tax rate, it will be forced to cut teaching positions pumping class sizes from 17 to 30 or more children, Superintendent Dale Mitchell told the 100 parents and district supporters at the information session.

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