April 20, 2007

And the Winner Is ....... Open Space

When you look at the compiled results of Tuesday's municipal and local election results, there is one very clear trend - voters want open space protected, and their willing to pay for it.

All of these local conservation land acquisition proposals were approved by voters Tuesday:

-McHenry County - $73 million
-Kane County - $85 million
-Kendall County - $45 million
-Village of Lake Barrington - $5.5 million

Over $200 million raised in a single day, by voters choosing to raise their own taxes, in some of the strongest Republican areas of Illinois. And those are just the ones I know about.

Did local races or referenda in your area feature environmental issues?

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