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In Kane County, [[Illinois]] citizens collected over 144 signatures to fight the absorption of Wasco Sanitary District into Campton Hills in October 2007.  A lawsuit has also been filed claiming that 95 acres of the district were unincorporated which leaves the district outside of Campton Hills.<ref>[http://www.kcchronicle.com/articles/2007/10/16/news/local/doc47148c61a1666721078433.txt ''Citizens petition village for separation'', Kane County Chronicle, Oct. 16, 2007]</ref> If the lawsuit succeeds then citizens will stop the petition.
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Illinois mandates school districts to hold elections issuing bonding for new construction and capital improvements, exceeding the property tax cap, or create a working cash fund. Since 2006, Illinois has had referendums over the property tax cap which is governed under the Illinois Property Tax Cap Act of 2006 which requires voter approval if a school district wants to exceed their property tax cap for up to four years. The other type of referendum is a Chapter 20 referendum. Under Chapter 20, a school district must have voter approval if the voters petition a school district to create a working cash fund to pay liabilities. Only school districts that serve a city, town, or village less than 500,000 in population can hold a Chapter 20 referendum.
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In multiple areas in Illinois, local ballots have an advisory question about Pension reforms at the state level for public employees. Though the State General Assembly sees it as a much larger issue that cannot be easily fixed by a simple ballot question, especially one which has no power. The pension fund has suffered greatly due tot he recession and has become expensive to maintain. Lawmakers have proposed the idea of a bill to reform the system already, but outsiders feel that it still would not address the many flaws of the system. Similar measures to change how municipal pensions are funded was passed, but one addressing fire and police officers was not able to get through. Though members of both are hoping for positive results on the advisory question, hoping that the State government will get the picture that residents do what a comprehensive reform of the system to be undertaken.<ref>[http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/election/x549828132/Pension-issue-larger-than-referendum ''My Suburban Life'', "Pension issue larger than referendum," October 14, 2010]</ref>
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* [[February 26, 2013 ballot measures in Illinois|February 26]] ● [[April 9, 2013 ballot measures in Illinois|April 9]]
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===2012===
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* [[November 6, 2012 ballot measures in Illinois|November 6]] ● [[March 20, 2012 ballot measures in Illinois|March 20]]
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* [[February 22, 2011 ballot measures in Illinois|February 22]] • [[April 5, 2011 ballot measures in Illinois|April 5]] • [[November 8, 2011 ballot measures in Illinois|November 8]]
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* [[February 2, 2010 ballot measures in Illinois|February 2]] • [[November 2, 2010 ballot measures in Illinois|November 2]]
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* [[April 7, 2009 ballot measures in Illinois|April 7]]
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[[Adams County, Illinois ballot measures|Adams]] • [[Alexander County, Illinois ballot measures|Alexander]] • [[Bond County, Illinois ballot measures|Bond]] • [[Boone County, Illinois ballot measures|Boone]] • [[Brown County, Illinois ballot measures|Brown]] • [[Bureau County, Illinois ballot measures|Bureau]] • [[Calhoun County, Illinois ballot measures|Calhoun]] • [[Carroll County, Illinois ballot measures|Carroll]] • [[Cass County, Illinois ballot measures|Cass]] • [[Champaign County, Illinois ballot measures|Champaign]] • [[Christian County, Illinois ballot measures|Christian]] • [[Clark County, Illinois ballot measures|Clark]] • [[Clay County, Illinois ballot measures|Clay]] • [[Clinton County, Illinois ballot measures|Clinton]] • [[Coles County, Illinois ballot measures|Coles]] • [[Cook County, Illinois ballot measures|Cook]] • [[Crawford County, Illinois ballot measures|Crawford]] • [[Cumberland County, Illinois ballot measures|Cumberland]] • [[DeKalb County, Illinois ballot measures|DeKalb]] • [[DeWitt County, Illinois ballot measures|DeWitt]] • [[Douglas County, Illinois ballot measures|Douglas]] • [[DuPage County, Illinois ballot measures|DuPage]] • [[Edgar County, Illinois ballot measures|Edgar]] • [[Edwards County, Illinois ballot measures|Edwards]] • [[Effingham County, Illinois ballot measures|Effingham]] • [[Fayette County, Illinois ballot measures|Fayette]] • [[Ford County, Illinois ballot measures|Ford]] • [[Franklin County, Illinois ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Fulton County, Illinois ballot measures|Fulton]] • [[Gallatin County, Illinois ballot measures|Gallatin]] • [[Greene County, Illinois ballot measures|Greene]] • [[Grundy County, Illinois ballot measures|Grundy]] • [[Hamilton County, Illinois ballot measures|Hamilton]] • [[Hancock County, Illinois ballot measures|Hancock]] • [[Hardin County, Illinois ballot measures|Hardin]] • [[Henderson County, Illinois ballot measures|Henderson]] • [[Henry County, Illinois ballot measures|Henry]] • [[Iroquois County, Illinois ballot measures|Iroquois]] • [[Jackson County, Illinois ballot measures|Jackson]] • [[Jasper County, Illinois ballot measures|Jasper]] • [[Jefferson County, Illinois ballot measures|Jefferson]] • [[Jersey County, Illinois ballot measures|Jersey]] • [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois ballot measures|Jo Daviess]] • [[Johnson County, Illinois ballot measures|Johnson]] • [[Kane County, Illinois ballot measures|Kane]] • [[Kankakee County, Illinois ballot measures|Kankakee]] • [[Kendall County, Illinois ballot measures|Kendall]] • [[Knox County, Illinois ballot measures|Knox]] • [[LaSalle County, Illinois ballot measures|LaSalle]] • [[Lake County, Illinois ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lawrence County, Illinois ballot measures|Lawrence]] • [[Lee County, Illinois ballot measures|Lee]] • [[Livingston County, Illinois ballot measures|Livingston]] • [[Logan County, Illinois ballot measures|Logan]] • [[Macon County, Illinois ballot measures|Macon]] • [[Macoupin County, Illinois ballot measures|Macoupin]] • [[Madison County, Illinois ballot measures|Madison]] • [[Marion County, Illinois ballot measures|Marion]] • [[Marshall County, Illinois ballot measures|Marshall]] • [[Mason County, Illinois ballot measures|Mason]] • [[Massac County, Illinois ballot measures|Massac]] • [[McDonough County, Illinois ballot measures|McDonough]] • [[McHenry County, Illinois ballot measures|McHenry]] • [[McLean County, Illinois ballot measures|McLean]] • [[Menard County, Illinois ballot measures|Menard]] • [[Mercer County, Illinois ballot measures|Mercer]] • [[Monroe County, Illinois ballot measures|Monroe]] • [[Montgomery County, Illinois ballot measures|Montgomery]] • [[Morgan County, Illinois ballot measures|Morgan]] • [[Moultrie County, Illinois ballot measures|Moultrie]] • [[Ogle County, Illinois ballot measures|Ogle]] • [[Peoria County, Illinois ballot measures|Peoria]] • [[Perry County, Illinois ballot measures|Perry]] • [[Piatt County, Illinois ballot measures|Piatt]] • [[Pike County, Illinois ballot measures|Pike]] • [[Pope County, Illinois ballot measures|Pope]] • [[Pulaski County, Illinois ballot measures|Pulaski]] • [[Putnam County, Illinois ballot measures|Putnam]] • [[Randolph County, Illinois ballot measures|Randolph]] • [[Richland County, Illinois ballot measures|Richland]] • [[Rock Island County, Illinois ballot measures|Rock Island]] • [[Saline County, Illinois ballot measures|Saline]] • [[Sangamon County, Illinois ballot measures|Sangamon]] • [[Schuyler County, Illinois ballot measures|Schuyler]] • [[Scott County, Illinois ballot measures|Scott]] • [[Shelby County, Illinois ballot measures|Shelby]] • [[St. Clair County, Illinois ballot measures|St. Clair]] • [[Stark County, Illinois ballot measures|Stark]] • [[Stephenson County, Illinois ballot measures|Stephenson]] • [[Tazewell County, Illinois ballot measures|Tazewell]] • [[Union County, Illinois ballot measures|Union]] • [[Vermilion County, Illinois ballot measures|Vermilion]] • [[Wabash County, Illinois ballot measures|Wabash]] • [[Warren County, Illinois ballot measures|Warren]] • [[Washington County, Illinois ballot measures|Washington]] • [[Wayne County, Illinois ballot measures|Wayne]] • [[White County, Illinois ballot measures|White]] • [[Whiteside County, Illinois ballot measures|Whiteside]] • [[Will County, Illinois ballot measures|Will]] • [[Williamson County, Illinois ballot measures|Williamson]] • [[Winnebago County, Illinois ballot measures|Winnebago]] • [[Woodford County, Illinois ballot measures|Woodford]]
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==See also==
 
* [[Local ballot measures, Illinois, 2008]]
 
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First fracking measure of the year fizzles out, voters say no to Johnson County anti-fracking advisory question Mar 19, 2014

By Josh Altic

The first measure of the year seeking a ban on hydraulic fracturing, which was also the first local measure ever in the state of Illinois on this issue, was defeated on Tuesday, March 18. This measure was an advisory measure asking voters the following question:[1]

Shall the people’s right to local self government be asserted by Johnson County to ban corporate fracking as a violation of their rights to health and safety?[1][2]

If it had been approved, it would have put pressure on county commissioners to pass an ordinance prohibiting the contentious process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, within county boundaries in order to prevent harmful health and environmental side effects that anti-fracking activists claim are a byproduct of the process. Of the 8,452 registered voters in Johnson County, 3,825 actually voted on this question, yielding a voter turnout of a little over 45 percent. The results showed almost three fifths of voters saying "no" to the question:[3]

Johnson County Fracking Measure
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No2,22358.12%
Yes 1,602 41.88%
Election results from Johnson County Election Department.

County Commissioner Ernie Henshaw was very pleased with the outcome of the ballot measure. He said, "There was a lot at stake with this proposition. Had it passed, it would have threatened jobs, diminished farming, and tied our county into expensive legal knots."[3]

Six more fracking ban measures have already been announced this year across four different states.

...more local news

School bond and tax votes

See also: School bond and tax elections in Illinois

Illinois mandates school districts to hold elections issuing bonding for new construction and capital improvements, exceeding the property tax cap, or create a working cash fund. Since 2006, Illinois has had referendums over the property tax cap which is governed under the Illinois Property Tax Cap Act of 2006 which requires voter approval if a school district wants to exceed their property tax cap for up to four years. The other type of referendum is a Chapter 20 referendum. Under Chapter 20, a school district must have voter approval if the voters petition a school district to create a working cash fund to pay liabilities. Only school districts that serve a city, town, or village less than 500,000 in population can hold a Chapter 20 referendum.

Pension reform

In multiple areas in Illinois, local ballots have an advisory question about Pension reforms at the state level for public employees. Though the State General Assembly sees it as a much larger issue that cannot be easily fixed by a simple ballot question, especially one which has no power. The pension fund has suffered greatly due tot he recession and has become expensive to maintain. Lawmakers have proposed the idea of a bill to reform the system already, but outsiders feel that it still would not address the many flaws of the system. Similar measures to change how municipal pensions are funded was passed, but one addressing fire and police officers was not able to get through. Though members of both are hoping for positive results on the advisory question, hoping that the State government will get the picture that residents do what a comprehensive reform of the system to be undertaken.[1]

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