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[Read More…]
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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.
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.
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.[Read More…]
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.
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.
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[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
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[Read More…]
The Homewood Village Board, at its Jan. 23 meeting, approved a 0.25 percent sales tax should the home rule referendum be approved by voters in March. The tax bump aims to help other taxing bodies in the village with limited abilities to increase revenue. The money would be distributed to[Read More…]