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    In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, most Chicago-area voters will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. 

    While county officials oversee local elections, the questions specific to certain municipalities will only appear on ballots for residents of those areas, unless it is a county-wide measure. 

    To be prepared before heading to your polling place, here's a look at every proposal appearing on ballots in DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will counties — 

    DeKalb County:

    • Shall the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District No. 271, Lee and DeKalb Counties, Illinois, be authorized to deactivate the Paw Paw High School facility and to send pupils in Paw Paw High School to Indian Creek Community Unit School District No. 425?
    • Shall the Hampshire Fire Protection District, Kane and DeKalb Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency and rescue crews and equipment purposes and have an additional tax of .10% 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 $1,611,202, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,847,123.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
    • Shall the Township of Squaw 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?

    DuPage County:

    • Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?
    • Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?
    • Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?

    Grundy County:

    • Should the State of Illinois increase the residential and senior homeowner exemptions to help reduce property taxes for the residents of Grundy County?
    • Shall the Gardner Fire Protection District levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed 0.10% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the purposes of providing funds to pay for the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment?
    • Shall the Maximum Allowable Tax Rate for the Gardner Fire Protection District be increased from 0.30% to 0.40% of the value of all taxable property within the District as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Minooka Community Consolidated School District Number 201, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, build and equip a school building, improve the site thereof, construct a roadway adjacent thereto and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $50,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Saratoga Community Consolidated School District Number 60-C, Grundy and Kendall Counties, Illlinois, improve the site of, build and equip an addition to and alter, repair and equip the Saratoga School Building, including but not limited to constructing a combined auditorium and cafeteria space with a kitchen, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facilities, a learning resource center (library) and additional classrooms, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $10,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

    Kane County:

    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Batavia Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.07% above the limiting rate for library purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.440060% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,501,606.62, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $4,163,965.33.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $23.33.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 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.
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Blackberry Township Road District, Kane County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.08% above the limiting rate for road district purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.25833% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $1,007,240, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,459,094.
      (2) For the 2018 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 referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $26.67.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 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.
    • Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?
    • Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 60% per year for the 2018 levy year? For the 2018 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 $53.00.
    • Shall the Hampshire Fire Protection District, Kane and DeKalb Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for emergency and rescue crews and equipment purposes and have an additional tax of .10% 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 $1,611,202, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,847,123.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
    • Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College to an amount not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?
    • Shall Kane County oppose the Illinois General Assembly instituting a 1% annual real estate tax on the fair market value of your property to pay state unfunded liabilities?
    • Shall Kaneville Township, Kane County, Illinois, be authorized to exercise the powers of the “Township Refuse Collection and Disposal Act” (60 ILCS 1-210 et seq.) to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal, composting and recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes for residents of the unincorporated areas of Kaneville Township?
    • Shall the Pingree Grove and Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane County, Illinois, build and equip two new fire stations and issue its bonds to the amount of $8,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

    Kankakee County:

    • Should the Illinois Attorney General enforce the balanced budget requirement placed upon the Illinois General Assembly by the Illinois Constitution?
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for general corporate purposes and have an additional tax of 0.4375% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $4,945.77.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $145.83.
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for street and bridge purposes and have an additional tax of 0.1000% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $1,130.46.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for street lighting purposes and have an additional tax of 0.0500% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $565.23.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $16.67.
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for garbage disposal purposes and have an additional tax of 0.2000% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $2,260.92.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $66.67.
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for audit purposes and have an additional tax of 0.1000% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $1,130.46.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
    • Shall the Village of Union Hill, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for tort judgment and liability insurance purposes and have an additional tax of 0.1000% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the current limiting rate is $0, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable therefor if the proposition is approved is $1,130.46.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
    • Should the Village of Bradley pass an ordinance authorizing a Telecommunications tax as allowed by Illinois law?
    • Should the Village of Bradley pass an ordinance authorizing a 1% Sales Tax within the Village, as allowed by Illinois law, in exchange for a 100% rebate of the Village's portion of the real estate tax levy on all property within the Village?
    • Should the Village of Bradley pass an ordinance authorizing a Utility Tax as allowed by Illinois law?

    Kendall County:

    • Should Kendall County oppose the creation of a vehicle mileage tax as proposed by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning on all motorists on a per mile basis?
    • Should Kendall County oppose the Chicago Federal Reserve’s proposal for the creation of a statewide 1% property tax to fund the state’s pension programs?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Saratoga Community Consolidated School District Number 60-C, Grundy and Kendall Counties, Illinois, improve the site of, build and equip an addition to and alter, repair and equip the Saratoga School Building, including but not limited to constructing a combined auditorium and cafeteria space with a kitchen, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facilities, a learning resource center (library) and additional classrooms, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $10,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Minooka Community Consolidated School District Number 201, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, build and equip a school building, improve the site thereof, construct a roadway adjacent thereto and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $50,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall a retailers’ occupation tax and a service occupation tax (commonly referred to as a “sales tax”) be imposed in The County of Kendall, Illinois, at a rate of 1% to be used exclusively for school facility purposes?

    Lake County:

    • Shall the Illinois General Assembly amend the State Constitution to ban the creation of a new statewide property tax?
    • Shall the Corporate Authorities of the Village of Barrington be authorized to impose a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax and a Municipal Service Occupation Tax (which together are commonly referred to as "municipal sales tax") within the Village in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.1, 5/8-11-1.2, 5/8-11-1.3, and 5/8-11-1.4, at a rate of 1% for expenditures on public infrastructure and/or for property tax relief?
      65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.2 defines "public infrastructure" as: municipal roads and streets, access roads, bridges, and sidewalks; waste disposal systems; and water and sewer line extensions, water distribution and purification facilities, storm water drainage and retention facilities, and sewage treatment facilities.
    • Should the Village of Barrington provide a preference to Village residents at specific locations in the Village's commuter parking lots which are used by residents of other communities?
    • Should the Village of Barrington consider the use of renewable energy sources in any future projects if that does not increase the cost of the project by more than ten percent (10%)?
    • Shall the Village of Beach Park, Lake County, Illinois, become a home rule unit?
    • Shall the Village of Green Oaks, Lake County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for General Corporate Fund purposes and have an additional tax of 0.0928% 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 $0 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $259,917.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $30.93.
    • Shall the Village of Round Lake Heights, Lake County, Illinois, for the purpose of paying the costs of improvements and extensions to the existing water and water supply system of said Village, including such improvements and extensions as are sufficient to provide for the storage and distribution thereof, and for expenses incident thereto, issue its bonds to the amount of $2,700,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the Village of Winthrop Harbor become a home rule unit?
    • Shall the City of Zion become a home rule unit?
    • Shall Avon Township be authorized to enter into and administer a contract for refuse collection, disposal and recycling on behalf of the residents of the unincorporated areas of Avon Township as authorized by 60 ILCS 1/210-5, et seq.?
    • Shall the Township Board of Fremont Township, Lake County Illinois, be authorized to exercise the powers of the "Township Refuse Collection and Disposal Act" as provided in Article 210 of the Township Code, 60 ILCS 1/210-5, et. seq., to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal, composting or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes within the unincorporated area of the Township?
    • Shall the Township Board of Shields Township, Lake County, Illinois, be authorized to exercise the powers of the "Township Refuse Collection and Disposal Act" as provided in Article 210 of the Township Code, 60 ILCS 1/210 et. seq. to enter into a contract for the collection, disposal, composting or recycling of garbage, refuse and ashes within the unincorporated area of the Township?
    • Shall the Road District of the Township of Vernon be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of Vernon?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Gavin School District Number 37, Lake County, Illinois, improve the sites of and alter, repair and equip school buildings, including but not limited to replacing roofs, improving secured entrances, updating science classrooms and improving HVAC systems, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $6,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District Number 73, Lake County, Illinois, build and equip a school building as an addition to the Sullivan Community Center, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip existing school buildings, including but not limited to constructing life safety improvements and additional classrooms, improve sites and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $48,700,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Hawthorn Community Consolidated School District Number 73, Lake County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.10% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2017 and be equal to 3.332646% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $42,815,163.11, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $44,139,624.97.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $33.33.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 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).
    • Shall the Board of Education of McHenry Community High School District Number 156, McHenry and Lake Counties, Illinois, build and equip additions to, alter, repair, equip and improve the sites of the McHenry West High School Campus and the McHenry East High School Campus, including, without limitation: improving student safety, security and learning environments; constructing infrastructure improvements including roofs, ventilation, environmental units, doors, plumbing, electrical improvements, parking lots, walkways and other ADA compliance improvements at both campuses; constructing a Science, Technology and Industry Center at West Campus; expanding West Campus to add classrooms to replace 26-year-old mobile classrooms and to accommodate additional students; and renovating East Campus classrooms; and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $44,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College to an amount not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?
    • Shall the Greater Round Lake Fire Protection District, Lake County, Illinois, repair, improve and equip three fire stations and purchase emergency response fleet and equipment and issue its bonds to the amount of $4,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

    LaSalle County:

     

    • Shall LaSalle County oppose the passage of any bill where the Illinois General Assembly desires to restrict the individual right of US Citizens as protected by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution?
    • Shall the City of Streator retain the managerial form of municipal government?
    • Shall hens be allowed to be kept within the Village of Ransom?
    • Shall roosters be allowed to be kept within the Village of Ransom?
    • Shall the Board of Education of Fieldcrest Community Unit School District Number 6, Woodford, LaSalle, Livingston and Marshall Counties, Illinois, build and equip a school building located in Wenona, Illinois, demolish a portion of the existing Fieldcrest Middle School Building, build and equip a school building located in Minonk, Illinois, demolish the existing Fieldcrest High School Building, improve school sites and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $29,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

     

    McHenry County:

     

    • Shall the VILLAGE OF GREENWOOD, McHenry County, Illinois be authorized to levy a new tax for roadway maintenance purposes and to have an additional tax of .25% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?
    • Shall the Road District of the Township of McHenry be abolished with all the rights, powers, duties, assets, property, liabilities, obligations, and responsibilities being assumed by the Township of McHenry?
    • Shall the City of McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois, build an addition to the McHenry Recreation Center that will include an indoor pool, a gymnasium and an outdoor family aquatic park and issue its bonds, in an amount not to exceed $30,000,000, to construct these improvements? Annually, for twenty years, the increase to the City of McHenry’s portion of a property tax bill would not exceed $1.08 per $1,000 of the “fair cash value” of the taxable property, according to the records of the McHenry County Treasurer.
    • Effective for the General Election to be held November 8, 2022, and each subsequent election thereafter, and excluding service prior to said election, shall there be term limits for the Office of County Board member as follows: No person shall be eligible to seek election to or hold the Office of County Board member who has previously held said office for twelve (12) years cumulative?
    • Effective for the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020, and each subsequent election thereafter, and excluding service prior to said election, shall there be term limits for the Office of County Board Chairman as follows: No person shall be eligible to seek election to or hold the Office of County Board Chairman who has previously held said office for two (2) full terms or ten (10) years?
    • Shall the Board of Trustees of William Rainey Harper Community College District No. 512, Counties of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry and State of Illinois, acquire real property, build and equip new buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, equip, repair and renovate existing buildings of the District and issue the bonds of said Community College to an amount not to exceed $180,000,000 for said purposes?
    • Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Hebron Township, McHenry County, Illinois, be increased from the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index over the prior levy year to 7.31% per year for 2018?
      (1) For the 2018 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 $4.15.
      (2) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property of 4.7%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2019 levy year is estimated to be $4.35 and for the 2020 levy year is estimated to be $4.55.
    • Shall the Board of Education of McHenry Community High School District Number 156, McHenry and Lake Counties, Illinois, build and equip additions to, alter, repair, equip and improve the sites of the McHenry West High School Campus and the McHenry East High School Campus, including, without limitation: improving student safety, security and learning environments; constructing infrastructure improvements including roofs, ventilation, environmental units, doors, plumbing, electrical improvements, parking lots, walkways and other ADA compliance improvements at both campuses; constructing a Science, Technology and Industry Center at West Campus; expanding West Campus to add classrooms to replace 26- year-old mobile classrooms and to accommodate additional students; and renovating East Campus classrooms; and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $44,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Re-opening the pool located within Indian Oaks Park of the Marengo Park District will require a significant property tax increase in order to pay the costs of investigating the current state of the pool, repairing and rebuilding the pool and maintaining it in the future. Should the investigation of the current state of the pool be approved, an additional significant property tax increase will be required to pay for the rebuilding, repairing and maintaining of the pool for the future. Do you support investigating the re-opening of the pool located within Indian Oaks Park of the Marengo Park District, which, if re-opened, will require a significant increase in the property taxes? And if so, would you approve a significant increase to your property taxes to acquire monies not exceed $150,000 to pay for the investigation of the current state of the pool.

     

    Will County:

     

    • Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Frankfort, Will and Cook Counties, Illinois, be authorized to levy a Non-Home Rule Retailers’ Occupation Tax and a Non-Home Rule Service Occupation Tax at the rate of one (1%) percent for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief?
    • Shall the Village of Lemont become a home rule unit of government pursuant to Artcile VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois?
    • Shall Lockport Township be authorized to contract, administer or license a refuse collection, disposal, and recycling program on behalf of the residents of the unincorporated areas of the Township, pursuant to Section 85-13(f) and Article 210 of the Township Code?
    • Shall the Wilton Township Road District, Will County, Illinois, be authorized to levy a new tax for the purposes of constructing or repairing bridges, culverts, drainage structures or grade separations, including approaches thereto, and have an additional tax of 0.25% 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 $136,079.27 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $210,569.78.
      (2) For the 2018 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 estimate to be $83.33.
    • Shall the Bolingbrook Park District, Will County, Illinois, improve 21 park playgrounds, improve pathway connection, improve and equip the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex, including construction of four family changing rooms, two additional meeting/program rooms and locker room improvements, improve the Pelican Harbor Lazy River center island, and further equip parks and park facilities, and issue its bones to the amoung of $14,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the number of ocmmissioners on the board of the Frankfort Park District be reduced from seven (7) to five (5)?
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Tinley Park Park District, Cook and Will Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.0713% above the limiting rate for the levy year 2017 for park purposes and be equal to 0.3479% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,802,248.48, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $4,782,248.48.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $21.12 in Cook County, Illinois, and $23.76 in Will County, Illinois.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 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).
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the White Oak Library District, Will County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.0296% above the limiting rate for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.215% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $3,704,861, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $4,296,359.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $8.39.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for the 2018 levy year 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).
    • Shall the Board of Education of Minooka Community Consolidated School District Number 201, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, build and equip a school building, improve the site thereof, construct a roadway adjacent thereto and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $50,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Rockdale School District 84, Will County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.90% above the limiting rate for school purposes of said School District for levy year 2017 and be equal to 2.2735% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2018?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $1,094,440 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,811,583.
      (2) For the 2018 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 $299.70.
      (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2018 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate caluculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).
    • Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the New Lenox Fire Protection District, Will county, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.2021% above the limiting rate for the purpose of fire protection and ambulance service for levy year 2017 and be equal to 0.59% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?
      (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $4,934,882.40, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $7,506,008.30.
      (2) For the 2018 levy year, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value of $100,000 is estimated to be $67.37.
      (3) Based upon an average annual percentage increase in the market value of such property at 1.7073%, the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against such property for the 2019 levy year is estimated to be $68.52, for the 2020 levy year is estimated to be $69.69, and for the 2021 levy year is estimated to be $70.88
      (4) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2019, 2019, 2020, and 2021 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).
    To see the questions on Chicago voters' ballots, click here, and for the questions on suburban Cook County voters' ballots, click here

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