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River Forest Village Home Rule Question (November 2012)

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A River Forest Village Home Rule Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the village of River Forest, which is in Cook County, where it was defeated.

This measure sought to give home rule status to the village. This measure would have allowed the village to create a create government to set rules and govern the village without having to lean on state legislation. Also, it would have allowed for more local control of issues, taxes and projects.[1]

Election results

River Forest Village Home Rule Question
Defeatedd No4,43579.55%
Yes 1,140 20.45%

Election results from Cook County 2012 election results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[2]

Shall the Village of River Forest become a home rule unit pursuant to Article VII, Section 6 of the Illinois Constitution?[3]

See also

External links


  1. Oak Park Patch, "River Forest Puts Home Rule Question on November Ballot," August 15, 2012
  2. Cook County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 14, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.