March 20, 2018, Primary Election – Propositions

DU PAGE COUNTY 1 Should the DuPage County Election Commission be dissolved and its functions be consolidated with the office of the DuPage County Clerk?

VOTE YES! – The DuPage Libertarians support consolidating government for efficiencies, this will help reduce property taxes / curb increasing costs of government elsewhere.

CITY OF WEST CHICAGO 1 Shall Video Gaming, such as video poker and blackjack, be permitted within the corporate limits of the City of West Chicago?

VOTE YES! – This is an expansion of our freedom, this law is a small step in the right direction, it is not the government job to determine what we should be allowed or not allowed to do.

FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT 1 PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE LIMITING RATE OF THE FOX VALLEY PARK DISTRICT, KANE, DUPAGE, KENDALL AND WILL COUNTIES, ILLINOIS

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Fox Valley Park District, Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.07000% above the limiting rate for levy year 2016 for park purposes and be equal to 0.41687% 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 $13,830,176.13, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $16,621,170.83. (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).

VOTE NO! – The median home price in DuPage county for example is 316,900 that means an annual increase in property taxes for the average home owner will be $125.52. Property taxes in Illinois are some of the highest in the country already, higher taxes are driving people out of Illinois.

BARTLETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 1 PROPOSITION TO INCREASE THE EXTENSION LIMITATION OF THE BARTLETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Shall the extension limitation under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Bartlett Fire Protection District, Cook 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 21% for levy year 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 $33.31 in Cook County and $39.61 in DuPage County.

VOTE NO! – The median home price in DuPage county for example is 316,900 that means an annual increase in property taxes for the average home owner will be $125.52. Property taxes in Illinois are some of the highest in the country already, higher taxes are driving people out of Illinois.

BLOOMINGDALE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 1 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $4,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

Shall the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District #1, DuPage County, Illinois, repair and improve 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?

VOTE NO! – Illinois is on the verge of bankruptcy, government needs to be responsible and pay for its operating costs today. This is directly adding to government debt in which we will only be in a worse financial situation in the future when the debt is coming due and more repairs will be needed by then.

SOUTH ELGIN AND COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT 1 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $10,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

Shall the South Elgin and Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage Counties, Illinois, build and equip two new fire stations and issue its bonds to the amount of $10,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

VOTE NO! – Government needs to be responsible and pay for its operating costs today. This is directly adding to government debt in which we will only be in a worse financial situation in the future when the debt is coming due and more repairs will be needed by then.

2 PROPOSITION TO CREATE A NEW TAX RATE FOR EMERGENCY AND RESCUE FUND PURPOSES

Shall the South Elgin & Countryside Fire Protection District, Kane and DuPage 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 $5,572,532, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $6,305,008. (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.

VOTE NO! – The median home price in DuPage county for example is 316,900 that means an annual increase in property taxes for the average home owner will be $105.62. Property taxes in Illinois are some of the highest in the country already, higher taxes are driving people out of Illinois.

FOX RIVER AND COUNTRYSIDE FIRE/RESCUE DISTRICT 1 “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.

VOTE NO! – The median home price in DuPage county for example is 316,900 that means an annual increase in property taxes for the average home owner will be $167.96. Property taxes in Illinois are some of the highest in the country already, higher taxes are driving people out of Illinois.

YORK CENTER FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT CENTER 1 PROPOSITION TO CREATE A NEW TAX RATE FOR EMERGENCY AND RESCUE FUND PURPOSES

Shall the York Center Fire Protection District, DuPage County, 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 $2,114,317, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $2,353,276. (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.

VOTE NO! – The median home price in DuPage county for example is 316,900 that means an annual increase in property taxes for the average home owner will be $105.62. Property taxes in Illinois are some of the highest in the country already, higher taxes are driving people out of Illinois.

MAERCKER SCHOOL DISTRICT 60 1 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $28,000,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

Shall the Board of Education of Maercker School District Number 60, DuPage County, Illinois, improve the sites of, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip the Holmes Elementary School and Westview Hills Middle School Buildings, including without limitation, building classrooms for full day kindergarten and early childhood programs at Holmes Elementary School and building science labs and renovating the arts, music and performace spaces at Westview Hills Middle School, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $28,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

VOTE NO! – Government needs to be responsible and pay for its operating costs today. This is directly adding to government debt in which we will only be in a worse financial situation in the future when the debt is coming due and more repairs will be needed by then.

COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 99 1 PROPOSITION TO ISSUE $136,600,000 SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS

Shall the Board of Education of Community High School District Number 99, DuPage County, Illinois, improve the sites of, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip existing buildings, build and equip outdoor facilities and enclosed structures, said projects including but not limited to constructing security improvements, increasing accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, enclosing all or a portion of the outdoor courtyards to increase indoor learning spaces, renovating classrooms, science labs, vocational labs and learning spaces and completing the installation of air conditioning in all classrooms, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $136,600,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

VOTE NO! – Government needs to be responsible and pay for its operating costs today. This is directly adding to government debt in which we will only be in a worse financial situation in the future when the debt is coming due and more repairs will be needed by then.

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