Election 2014
9:14 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Area Referenda Garner Mixed Results

A variety of referenda appeared on ballots in northern Illinois in addition to contests between candidates for county, state and federal offices.

Here is a county-by-county breakdown of those propositions with reported results:

McHenry County

McHenry County election results are at https://www.co.mchenry.il.us/county-government/departments-a-i/county-clerk/elections.

  • Shall the chairman of the McHenry County Board be elected at-large, by the voters, for a term of four years and not be required to be a member of the McHenry County Board?

Yes   10,464

No    7,538

  • Shall the Village of Algonquin have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   739

No    472

  • Shall alternate bonds (payable from the general fund as the Alternate revenue source) of the Village of Bull Valley, McHenry County, Illinois to the amount of $5,000,000.00 be issued for the purpose of construction, repair, replacement and improvement of streets and roads throughout the Village of Bull Valley?

Yes   22

No    83

  • Shall the Board of Education of Johnsburg Community Unit School District Number 12, McHenry County, Illinois, improve the sites of, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $41,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Yes   963

No    899

  • Shall the Township Board of Nunda Township be allowed to exercise the powers conferred by Article 210: Township Refuse Collection and Disposal, of the Illinois Township Code, 60 ILCS 1-210 et seq. to make contracts with any city, village, or incorporated town or with any person, corporation, or county for more than one year and not more than 15 years i) relating to the composting or recycling of garbage, refuse, and ashes within the unincorporated area of Nunda Township or ii) relating to the collection and final disposition or relating solely to either the collection or the final disposition of garbage, refuse and ashes within the unincorporated area of Nunda Township?

Yes   1,259

No    998

  • Shall the Huntley Park District, McHenry and Kane Counties, Illinois, build and equip an indoor, artificial turf recreation facility, purchase park land, maintain, improve and preserve parks and facilities and issue its bonds to the amount of $18,750,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Yes   682

No    1,403

Winnebago County

Winnebago County election results are at http://winnebago.il.electionconsole.com/election.php.

  • Shall the corporate authorities of the City of Loves Park, Illinois,be authorized to levy a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Service Occupation Tax, at a rate of one percent(1%), until June 30, 2024 to be used for expenditures on public infrastructure, including but not limited to repairs, maintenance, improvements and reconstruction of roadway, drainage systems, pedestrian and bikeway facilities and water systems? (Votes also cast in Boone County)

Yes   1,452

No    855

 

LaSalle County

LaSalle County election results are at www.lasallecounty.org.

Stephenson County

Stephenson County election results are at http://www.co.stephenson.il.us/.

  • Shall the Township of Florence have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   192

No   43

 

  • Shall the Township of Kent have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   102

No   22

  • Shall the Township of Rock Grove have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   158

No   80

 

  • Shall the Village of Orangeville have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   75

No   26

  • Shall a retailers' occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred to as a "sales tax") be imposed in The County of Stephenson, Illinois, at a rate of 1% to be used exclusively for school facility purposes?

Yes   1,779 

No    4,701  

 

Boone County

Boone County election results are at http://www.gbsvote.com/locations/counties.asp?p_id=3&l_id=6.

  • Shall the Township of Flora have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   170

No   92

  • Shall the corporate authorities of the City of Loves Park, Illinois, be authorized to levy a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Service Occupation Tax, at a rate of one percent (1%), until June 30, 2024 to be used for expenditures on public infrastructure, including but not limited to repairs, maintenance, improvements and reconstruction of roadway, drainage systems, pedestrian and bikeway facilities and water systems? (Votes also cast in Winnebago County)

Yes   82

No   45

  • **Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the North Suburban Public Library District, Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 20.5% for the 2014 levy year?**

Yes   65

No   75

 

Bureau County

Bureau County election results are at http://il.bureau.accessliberty.com/.

  • Shall the corporate authorities of the City of Spring Valley be authorized to levy an additional Retailer’s Occupation tax at a rate of .5% for expenditures for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or other property tax relief?

Yes   163

No   196

  • Shall the Village of Arlington, Bureau County, Illinois, be authorized, on a permanent basis, to levy annually for general corporate purposes a tax not more than .4375% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended, exclusive of the amount levied for the payment of bonded indebtedness, or interest thereon, and exclusive of taxes authorized by law which by their terms provide that those taxes shall be in addition to taxes for general purposes?

Yes   25

No   13

  • Shall the Board of Education of Cherry Grade School District No. 92, Bureau County, Illinois, be authorized to deactivate the Cherry Grade School facility and to send pupils in the Cherry Grade School facility from Grades kindergarten through 8 to Dimmick Community Consolidated School District No. 175, LaSalle County?

Yes   21

No   3

  • Shall the maximum allowable tax rate for the Tiskilwa Rural Fire Protection District be increased from .30% to .40% of the valuable of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?

Yes  168

No   139

 

Kendall County

Kendall County election results are at http://www.co.kendall.il.us/2014-general-primary-election/.

  • Shall the County of Kendall have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such a program?

Yes 1,767

No    854

  • Should the use of the Plainfield Township Park District’s dog parks be regulated by permit?

Yes   127

No   194

  • Should the Plainfield Township Park District investigate the purchase or construction of an indoor recreational facility?

Yes   203

No    121

  • Should the Plainfield Township Park District impose term limits on the members of its park board so that they may serve no more than two six-year terms?

Yes 307

No    20

 

 

Kane County

Kane County election results are at http://www.kanecountyelections.org/ElectionResults/electionresults.asp

  • Shall Kane County levy an annual tax not to exceed 0.1% upon the equalized assessed value of all taxable property in the county for the purposes of providing facilities or services for the benefit of its residents who are intellectually disabled or under a developmental disability and who are not eligible to participate in any program provided under Article 14 of the School Code, 105 ILCS 5/14-1.01 et seq., including contracting for those facilities or services with any privately or publicly operated entity that provides those facilities or services either in or out of the county?

Yes 11,248     

No   20,689

 

  • Shall the County of Kane have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   3,469

No    2,489

 

  • Shall the Village of Algonquin have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   297

No    244

 

  • Shall the Huntley Park District, McHenry and Kane Counties, Illinois, build and equip an indoor, artificial turf recreation facility, purchase park land, maintain, improve and preserve parks and facilities and issue its bonds to the amount of $18,750,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

 

Yes   67

No    319

 

  • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Sugar Grove Public Library District, Kane County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.076916% above the limiting rate for library purposes for levy year 2012 and be equal to 0.206116% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2014?

 

Yes   558

No    1,305

DeKalb County

DeKalb County election results are at http://dekalb.il.electionconsole.com/index.php.

  • Shall the Township of Cortland have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   75

No    40

  • Shall the Township of Kingston have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes  131

No    71

  • Shall the Township of Sycamore have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   266

No    135

  • Shall the Township of Victor have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?

Yes   53

No    26

Carroll County

Carroll County election results are at http://www.gbsvote.com/locations/counties.asp?p_id=3&l_id=7.

 

Jo Daviess County

Jo Daviess County election results are at http://www.jodaviess.org/index.asp?SEC=4C48BBE3-13B0-4649-B1FF-4E7AE77AD222&Type=B_BASIC.

  • Shall the limiting rate under the property tax extension limitation law for Stockton Township Road District, Jo Daviess County, Illinois be increased by an additional amount equal to .1000% above the limiting rate for the purpose of road and bridge maintenance for levy year 2013 and be equal to .4600% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2013.

Yes   147

No    160

  • Shall the bonds of East Dubuque Public Library District, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, in the amount of $1,330,000 be issued for the purpose of building an addition to and repairing, remodeling and improving the existing East Dubuque Public Library Building (including to provide a meeting room therein), furnishing necessary equipment therefor and refinancing certain debt incurred to purchase and improve a building for library purposes?

Yes   157

No    324

Ogle County
Ogle County election results are at http://ogle.il.electionconsole.com/.

  • Shall the Village of Stillman Valley, Illinois, for expenditure on Public Infrastructure Improvements impose a Sales Tax of one (1%) of gross receipts on persons engaged in the business of selling or transferring personal property other than food, medicine, and titled property, at retail or incidental to sale of service, in accordance with the provisions of Section 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

Yes   150

No    85

 

Putnam County

Putnam County election results are at http://il.putnam.accessliberty.com/.