home rule

Groups differ on outside influence of Homewood referendum

Home rule supporters in Homewood decried the “outside influences” they say affected the referendum proposal after village residents rejected it in the March 20 election. Groups lobbying residents to vote against the measure disagree.
 
The referendum failed with about seven in 10 voters casting ballots against home rule. A similar margin was against home rule during a 2004 referendum, as well.
 

Supporters, opponents react to Homewood home rule vote

Supporters and opponents of home rule in Homewood disagreed on what the results of Tuesday’s referendum said about the village. Opponents said safeguards against potential abuse were not strong enough. Proponents noted the influence of outside groups in the campaign.

Homewood voters reject home rule; Flossmoor OKs sales tax hike

Home rule won’t be coming to Homewood. Voters overwhelmingly rejected the designation. Flossmoor voters, however, gave strong support to a one-cent sales tax.

Home rule question will be decided Tuesday

The Homewood home rule vote is Tuesday.

During the past five months, the issue has generated copious amounts of information and vigorous — sometimes contentious debate.

The village has published information about what home rule is and how village officials plan to use the authority if voters approve it.

Opponents host forum to make case against home rule

The Vote No Home Rule Committee, a group of residents campaigning in opposition to granting home rule authority to the village, held a forum Sunday, March 4, to present the case against the proposal. 

Sample ballots show voters choices in March 20 primary election

The Cook County Clerk's Office has released sample ballots for the March 20 primary election. The H-F Chronicle is publishing these to give voters lists of the candidates.

NIU professor: Home rule decision hinges on benefits, trust

Michael Peddle started his home rule presentation on Feb. 25 by declaring that he intentionally had violated his usual policy and had not done his homework on the specifics of the issue before Homewood voters March 20.

"I want to be able to speak to you on home rule as a concept, the pros and cons," he said. "I have no idea whether I would vote for or against home rule in Homewood."

‘Vote No’ home rule forum March 4

The Vote No Home Rule Homewood committee is organizing a 2 p.m. March 4 forum on home rule at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
Organizers say speakers will outline the negative impact of home rule. Addressing the audience will be Thomas Joseph, government affairs director for Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, and Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America.
 

Flossmoor resident supports Homewood home rule

Viewpoint: 

The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Dynamic. Visionary. Proactive. Futuristic. Thriving. Growing. Innovative. Forward thinking. Risk-taking. Fluid. Creative. Open-minded. Accessible. Business-friendly. Trusted. Warm. Welcoming. 
 
These are a few words I think best describe Homewood.

My family has lived in Flossmoor for almost 50 years. My husband grew up in Homewood. We moved back to Flossmoor from Chicago almost 10 years ago. 
 

Home rule forum Feb. 25 hosted by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Homewood-Flossmoor area is hosting an informational meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, addressing the Village of Homewood’s home rule proposal.

Homewood voters will consider the question in the March 20 election whether to approve home rule authority for the village. For more information about the issue, visit www.hfchronicle.com/tag/home-rule.
 

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