Mokena Fire Protection District Annexation (February 2010)

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There was a Mokena Fire Protection District Annexation proposition on the February 2 ballot in Cook County and Will County for voters in the fire district areas.

This measure was defeated meaning that the residents will stay with the Mokena fire district.

  • YES 33 (36.26%)
  • NO 58 (63.74%)Defeatedd[1]

This proposition concerned residents living in the I-80 corridor of Will county, they will have the option to choose if they want to be covered by the Mokena Fire protection district or would rather be annexed to the Orland Fire protection district. The Orland fire district lies within Cook county, so although residents in that county will not vote on the issue, the county judge still had to approve the referendum. Residents in the retirement community of Smith Crossing are the ones who will vote on this issue. Residents brought up the issue because they thought Mokena was charging them too much. Temporarily, Mokena has ceased to tax those residents and have set up a temporary third building closer to the community.[2]