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Barrington Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
Barrington Twp - Disconnect from Cook County "Should Barrington Township consider disconnection from Cook County, Illinois, and forming a new county if a viable option exists for doing so?"
City of Berwyn - Medical Clinic Restrictions "Shall the Mayor and the Berwyn City Council Pass an Ordinance establishing Locational Restrictions for Medical Clinics located adjacent to Residential Neighborhoods in the City of Berwyn?"
Elk Grove Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
Schiller Park Village - Liquor License "Shall the Village continue denying new requests for 4:00 a.m. liquor licenses?"
Schiller Park Village - Amend Zoning Code "Shall the Village consider amendments to the Zoning Code to take into account alternative sources of energy?"
Orland Hills Village - Sales Tax "Shall the Village of Orland Hills impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax, in the amount of 3/4% of the gross receipts of any sale of tangible personal property upon any person engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property at retail in the Village of Orland Hills; and shall the Village of Orland Hills impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax, in the amount of 3/4% of the selling price of all tangible personal property transferred by a serviceman, either in the form of tangible personal property or in the form of real estate, as an incident to a sale of service, upon all persons engaged in the Village of Orland Hills in the business of making sales of service, to be used by the Village of Orland Hills for expenditures on public infrastructure or on property tax relief or both?"
Lynwood Village - Home Rule "Shall the Village of Lynwood become a Home Rule Community"?
South Chicago Heights Village - Home Rule "Shall the Village of South Chicago Heights, Cook County, Illinois, become a home rule municipality?"
School District 122 - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the debt service extension base under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Ridgeland School District Number 122, Cook County, Illinois, for payment of principle and interest on limited bonds be increased from $2,260,643 to $5,260,643 for the 2009 levy year and all subsequent levy years?"
School District 171 - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Sunnybrook School District Number 171, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.30% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 2.847% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2008?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $4,367,936, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $4,883,498. (2) For the 2008 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $48. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2008 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
School District 145 - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Arbor Park School District Number 145, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to .60% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 3.293% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy years 2008 and 2009?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $6,258,592, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $7,653,005. (2) For the 2008 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $96.00. (3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of 6.55%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2009 levy year is estimated to be $-0-. (4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2008 and 2009 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
School District 86 - Abolish TTS "Shall the offices of township treasurer and trustee of schools of Township 40N, Range 13E be abolished?"
School District 37 - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Avoca School District Number 37, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.167% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 1.639% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2008?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $9,227,584, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $10,274,463. (2) For the 2008 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $26.72. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2008 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Riverside Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
Palos Fire Protection Dist- Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the Palos Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency and rescue crews and equipment purposes and have an additional tax of .05% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,423,113.00, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $3,737,161.00. (2) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $8.00.
Orland Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008, Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sale tax increase?"
Midlothian Park Dist - Issue Bonds "Shall bonds or notes of the Midlothian Park District to the amount of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($8,500,000.00) be issued for the purpose of building, maintaining, improving and protecting the parks in the Midlothian Park District?"
Maine Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008, Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sale tax increase?"
Lemont Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
Lan-Oak Park Dist - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Lan-Oak Park District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to .100% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to .292% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2009?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $902,335, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,372,302. (2) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $10. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2009 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Hanover Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
City of Prospect Heights - Extension Limitation "Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the City of Prospect Heights, Cook County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 585% per year for the 2009 levy year?" (1) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $108.00.
City of Prospect Heights - Police Protection Tax "Shall the City of Prospect Heights, Cook County, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for police protection purposes and have an additional tax of not to exceed .237% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property in the City of Prospect Heights extended for such purposes?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $238,076, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $238,076. (2) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $.00.
City of Countryside - Real Estate Transfer Tax "Shall the City of Countryside impose a real estate transfer tax to establish a transfer tax of $2.50 per $500.00 to be split equally between the buyer and seller of real estate? The revenue is to be used for general corporate purposes?"
Western Springs Park Dist - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Western Springs Park District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.048% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 0.131% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2009?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $515,935.00, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $815,935.00. (2) For the 2009 levy year, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single-family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000.00 is estimated to be $21.84. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for levy year 2009 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Stickney Village - 911 "Shall the Village of Stickney increase the current surcharge of $1.25 per month per network connection to $2.00 per month per network connection, which surcharge is added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of improving its 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System?"
Midlothian Village - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Midlothian, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 1.15% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 1.309% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $368,381.00, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $3,022,629.00. (2) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $595.63. (3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of 7.72%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2010 levy year is estimated to be $641.61 and for the 2011 levy year is estimated to be $691.14 and for the 2012 levy year is estimated to be $744.50. (4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for levy years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Forest Park Village - 911 "Shall the Village of Forest Park increase the current surcharge by One Dollar ($1.00) by imposing a surcharge of up to Two Dollars ($2.00) per month per network connection, which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of improving a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System?"
Town of Cicero - Gang Registry "Shall the Town of Cicero urge the State Legislature to adopt a state statue requiring individuals convicted of gang-related crimes to register as criminal gang members with local law enforcement agencies so that the Town of Cicero can better fight gangs, deter gang-related crime and reduce gang membership?"
Kenilworth Park Dist - Townley Field Private Funds "Do you support the renovation of Townley Field, through the 100% commitment of a privately funded Kenilworth citizen group, which would include a majority utilization of an artificial grass surface?"
Kenilworth Park Dist - Townley Field Public Funds "Do you support the renovation of Townley Field, through potentially raising property taxes, which would include a majority utilization of a natural grass surface?"
Elmwood Park Village - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a 1% sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the 1% sales tax increase?"
Oak Park - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
Palatine Twp - Disconnect from Cook County "Should Palatine Township consider disconnecting from Cook County, Illinois, and forming a new county if a viable option exists for doing so?"
Palatine Twp - County Tax On July 1, 2008, Cook County began collecting a 1% sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the 1% sales tax increase?
Schaumburg - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a 1% sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the 1% sales tax increase?"
Hinsdale Village - Retailers Tax "Shall the Village of Hinsdale impose a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax of 1% as authorized by Sections 8-11-1.3 and 8-11-1.4 of the Illinois Municipal Code?"
Lyons Village - Issue Bonds "Shall bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.00 be issued by the Village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois, for the purpose of paying costs of repairing, remodeling and improving the existing library building, building an addition thereto, demolishing the building located on the site on which the addition is to be built, furnishing equipment and acquiring library materials such as books, periodicals, films and recordings and electronic data and storage facilities therefor and paying expenses incidental thereto, said bonds bearing interest at a rate not to exceed 7% per annum?"
Lyons Village - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the library funds of the Village of Lyons, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.095% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007 and be equal to 0.349% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2008?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $571,259, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $787,073. (2) For the 2008 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $15.20. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2008 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Wheeling - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a 1% sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the 1% sales tax increase?"
Worth Township - County Tax "On July 1, 2008, Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"
CC Dist 509 - Bonds "Shall the Board of Trustees of Elgin Community College District No. 509, Counties of Kane, Cook, DuPage, McHenry and DeKalb and State of Illinois, be authorized to build and equip a Health Careers Center, a Library and a Regional Public Safety Training Facility, build, equip, alter, renovate and repair community college buildings, build and equip additions to community college buildings, purchase, improve and equip land for community college purposes, install technology and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $178,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?"
Hanover Twp - Disconnect from Cook County "Should Hanover Township consider disconnecting from Cook County, Illinois, and forming a new county if a viable option exists for doing so?"
Schiller Park Village - Railroad Traffic "Shall the Village continue to participate in efforts to support the reduction of railroad traffic through the community?"
City of Park Ridge - Replace Police Facility "Shall the City of Park Ridge replace its current police facility with a new, larger structure at a cost of at least $16.5 million plus additional, but currently unknown, costs for the land on which it will be situated and bond interest?"
City of Park Ridge - Improve Police Facilities "In adopting a capital project to improve the administrative/public and police facilities, shall the City of Park Ridge require as conditions of issuing any bonds for such improvements that the total spent, absent interest and operational costs be less than $16.5 million dollars and the facility be located at 505 Butler Place with land already owned by the City?"
Roselle Fire Prot Dist - Increase Limiting Rate "Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Roselle Fire Protection District No. 1, DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.25% above the limiting rate for levy year 2007, and be equal to .0.50% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy years 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012?" (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $416.094, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $832,188. (2) For the 2009 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $83.33 in The County of DuPage, Illinois, and $25.00 in The County of Cook, Illinois. (3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of 6.14%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property in The County of DuPage, Illinois, for the 2010 levy year is estimated to be $93.57, for the 2011 levy year is estimated to be $104.43 and for the 2012 levy year is estimated to be $115.95, and in the County of Cook, Illinois, for the 2010 levy year is estimated to be $28.07, for the 2011 levy year is estimated to be $31.33 and for the 2012 levy year is estimated to be $34.79. (4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
Northfield Twp - County Tax "On July 1, 2008 Cook County began collecting a one (1) percentage point sales tax increase. Do you support the continued collection of the one (1) percentage point sales tax increase?"

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