DuPage County IL Voter Guide

The DuPage Libertarians in line with principles of reducing taxes, decreasing the size of government and increasing freedom, recommends the following ballot selections:

(Note: all propositions have been included, look for your town to see which ones will be on your ballot.)

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2010 General

Candidate Listing

DuPage County Election Commission

UNITED STATES SENATOR

Federal US Senator Vote for 1

1 Mark Steven Kirk (Republican)

2 Alexander “Alexi” Giannoulias (Democratic)

3 LeAlan M. Jones (Green)

4 Mike Labno (Libertarian)

Vote for Mike Labno

Federal US Senator Unexpired Vote for 1

1 Mark Steven Kirk (Republican)

2 Alexander “Alexi” Giannoulias (Democratic)

3 LeAlan M. Jones (Green)

4 Mike Labno (Libertarian)

Vote for Mike Labno

STATE OF ILLINOIS

Governor-Lt Governor Vote for 1

1 Bill Brady (Republican)

Jason Plummer

2 Pat Quinn (Democratic)

Sheila Simon

3 Rich Whitney (Green)

Don W. Crawford

4 Lex Green (Libertarian)

Ed Rutledge

5 Scott Lee Cohen (Independent)

Baxter B. Swilley

Vote for Lex Green and Ed Rutledge

Attorney General Vote for 1

1 Steve Kim (Republican)

2 Lisa Madigan (Democratic)

3 David F. Black (Green)

4 Bill Malan (Libertarian)

Vote for Bill Malan

Secretary Of State Vote for 1

1 Robert Enriquez (Republican)

2 Jesse White (Democratic)

3 No Candidate (Green)

4 Josh Hanson (Libertarian)

Vote for Josh Hanson

State Comptroller Vote for 1

1 Judy Baar Topinka (Republican)

2 David E. Miller (Democratic)

3 R. Erika Schafer (Green)

4 Julie Fox (Libertarian)

Vote for Julie Fox

STATE OF ILLINOIS

State Treasurer Vote for

1 Dan Rutherford (Republican)

2 Robin Kelly (Democratic)

3 Scott K. Summers (Green)

4 James Pauly (Libertarian)

Vote for James Pauly

6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Con 06 Dist Rep Vote for 1

1 Peter J. Roskam (Republican)

2 Benjamin S. Lowe (Democratic)

3 No Candidate (Green)

No recommendation

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Con 13 Dist Rep Vote for 1

1 Judy Biggert (Republican)

2 Scott Harper (Democratic)

3 No Candidate (Green)

No recommendation

14TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Con 14 Dist Rep Vote for 1

1 Randall M. “Randy” Hultgren (Republican)

2 Bill Foster (Democratic)

3 Daniel J Kairis (Green)

Recommend Write in “Doug Marks” (Libertarian)

  

  

November 2, 2010, GENERAL ELECTION – PROPOSITIONS

STATE OF ILLINOIS

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION

Explanation of Amendment

The proposed amendment, which takes effect upon approval by the voters, adds a new section to the Suffrage and Elections Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section would provide the State’s electors with an option to petition for a special election to recall a Governor and for the special election of a successor Governor. At the general election to be held on November 2, 2010, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.

If you believe the Illinois Constitution should be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote “YES” on the question.

If you believe the Illinois Constitution should not be amended to provide for a special election to recall a Governor and for a special election to elect a successor Governor, you should vote “NO” on the question. Three-fifths of those voting on the question or a majority of those voting in the election must vote “YES” in order for the amendment to become effective.

For the proposed addition of Section 7 to Article III of the Illinois Constitution.

Vote NO – this seems to be a political ruse over the Blago situation, in truth implementation of this amendment is unrealistic and would be unnecessarily costly to taxpayers

VILLAGE OF ADDISON

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to Implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public Employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF BURR RIDGE

“Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?”

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF DOWNERS GROVE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful pension reform which will relieve the unsustainable burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

Shall the Village of Downers Grove place the following term limits on municipal offices?

a) Mayoral term limited to two (2) consecutive four (4) year terms.

b) Six Village Commissioners limited to three (3) consecutive four (4) year terms each.

Vote Yes – it will reduce the concentration of government power

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to review the services being provided by townships and special districts and consider consolidation of these services with other units of local government in an effort to reduce or eliminate unnecessary levels of local government?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF GLENDALE HEIGHTS

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF HINSDALE

SALES TAX REFERENDUM

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?

Vote No – this will increase taxes, no corresponding plan to reduce spending

VILLAGE OF LISLE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF LOMBARD

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

CITY OF NAPERVILLE

Shall the City of Naperville amend Section 1-5-1 of the Naperville Municipal Code to limit the number of consecutive terms which one person may serve as councilman to three consecutive full terms and to limit the number of consecutive terms which one person may serve as mayor to three consecutive full terms, to be effective beginning with the election in April, 2011 and applicable only prospectively to those persons elected to the office of councilman at the election in April 2011 and only prospectively to those persons elected to the office of mayor at the election in April 2011, and thereafter?

Vote Yes – it will reduce the concentration of government power

Should the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor immediately pass meaningful police and fire pension reform that will reduce the future funding obligation on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

Shall the City of Naperville elect part of the councilmen at large and part of the councilmen from districts with staggered four year terms and biennial elections?

No recommendation

VILLAGE OF OAK BROOK

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF ROSELLE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful police and fire pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

CITY OF ST CHARLES

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety (police and fire) pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

 

VILLAGE OF VILLA PARK

Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois, be authorized to levy a Non-Home Rule Municipal Retailers’ Occupation Tax, Non-Home Rule Municipal Service Occupation Tax and Non-Home Rule Municipal Use Tax at a rate of one percent (1%)(which is an increase of one half of one percent (1/2 of 1%) above the existing tax rate) for expenditures on municipal operations, expenditures on public infrastructure, or property tax relief?

Vote No – this will increase taxes, no corresponding plan to reduce spending

CITY OF WARRENVILLE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety (police officers, firefighters and sheriffs) pension reform, which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF WAYNE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF WESTMONT

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension systems for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF WILLOWBROOK

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful public safety pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers now that the General Assembly and Governor have reformed the pension system for all other public employees?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

VILLAGE OF WINFIELD

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $3,300,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION ROAD BONDS

Shall the Village of Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois, resurface and reconstruct roads and streets and issue its bonds to the amount of $3,300,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Vote No – taxes for road repair are already paid, this is wasteful government spending

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Village of Winfield, DuPage County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.1726% above the limiting rate for the purposes of resurfacing, reconstructing and maintaining roads and streets for levy year 2009 and be equal to 0.3768% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2010?

(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $794,406, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $1,465,878.

(2) For the 2010 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 $57.53.

(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010 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).

Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes

VILLAGE OF WOODRIDGE

Shall the Illinois General Assembly and the Governor take immediate steps to implement meaningful pension reform which will relieve the extensive burden on local taxpayers?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP

PROPOSITION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWNSHIP TO CONTRACT, ADMINISTER OR LICENSE A REFUSE COLLECTION, DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING PROGRAM

Shall Naperville 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?

No recommendation

BARTLETT PARK DISTRICT

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $18,000,000 PARK BONDS

Shall the Bartlett Park District, DuPage, Cook and Kane Counties, Illinois, acquire and improve the 138-acre Villa Olivia golf course, ski hill and banquet facility, renovate and expand the Bartlett Aquatic Center and issue its bonds to the amount of $18,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Vote No – unnecessary government expense leading to the expansion of government

CLARENDON HILLS PARK DISTRICT

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE DEBT SERVICE EXTENSION BASE

Shall the debt service extension base under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Clarendon Hills Park District, DuPage County, Illinois, for payment of principal and interest on limited bonds be increased from $65,587 to $143,761.66 for the 2010 levy year and all subsequent levy years, such debt service extension base to be increased each year by the lesser of 5% or the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during the 12-month calendar year preceding the levy year?

Vote No – budget cannot be balanced from increased debt

ST CHARLES COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

ADVISORY QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY

The St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District (Campton, St. Charles and Wayne Townships) will have insufficient operating funds within two (2) years to continue fire protection services at current levels.

Shall St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, seek a Ten Cent ($0.10) tax increase (approximately $117 per year on a residence with a fair market value of $350,000) in order to maintain current levels of fire protection and ambulance services?

Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes

ADVISORY QUESTION OF PUBLIC POLICY

Shall the residents of the St. Charles Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, accept a reduction in fire protection and ambulance services rather than approve a tax increase?

Vote Yes – this will reduce excessive government expenditures

ST CHARLES PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.023% above the limiting rate for library purposes for levy year 2009 and be equal to 0.26445% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2010?

(1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $6,671,760.45, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $7,307,297.79.

(2) For the 2010 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 $7.67.

(3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2010 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).

Vote No – not a recommended source of revenue and it will increase taxes

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $35,000,000 LIBRARY BONDS

Shall the bonds of the St. Charles Public Library District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, in the amount of $35,000,000 be issued for the purpose of building an addition to, improving the site of and repairing, remodeling and improving the existing library building and furnishing necessary equipment and acquiring library materials and electronic data storage and retrieval facilities in connection therewith?

Vote No – unnecessary government expense leading to the expansion of government

MEDINAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 11

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $8,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

Shall the Board of Education of Medinah School District Number 11, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to the Medinah Intermediate School Building to serve various grades, alter, repair and equip school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $8,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Vote No – disguised tax increase

WEST CHICAGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 33

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $39,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

Shall the Board of Education of West Chicago Elementary School District Number 33, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip an addition to, improve the site of, reconstruct a portion of and alter, renovate, repair and equip the West Chicago Middle School Building, improve the sites of, alter, renovate, repair and equip other school buildings of said School District and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $39,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Vote No – requested amount is unrealistic

LEMONT-BROMBEREK COMBINED SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $8,000,000 WORKING CASH FUND BONDS

Shall the Board of Education of Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District Number 113A, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, be authorized to issue $8,000,000 bonds for a working cash fund as provided for by Article 20 of the School Code?

Vote No – School Administration is paid to successfully manage their limited resources, they shouldn’t be rewarded for wasteful spending

COLLEGE OF DU PAGE DISTRICT # 502

PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $168,000,000 COMMUNITY COLLEGE BONDS

Shall the Board of Trustees of DuPage Community College District No. 502, Counties of DuPage, Cook and Will and State of Illinois (commonly known and referred to as College of DuPage), be authorized to build and equip community college buildings and additions thereto, alter, renovate, repair and/or demolish outdated community college buildings, improve and equip land for community college purposes and install technology, such projects to include, but not be limited to, construction of parking structures, completion of the Homeland Security Education and Training Institute, renovation of the COD Library, the McAninch Arts Center and the Physical Education Center and other related improvements and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $168,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Vote No – This is a deceptive tax increase, a waste of taxpayer money, and unnecessary expansion of government

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