Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Money will be used to improve Hinsdale's streets and sewers.
The voters have spoken. After three failed attempts, the referendum to increase the sales tax in Hinsdale from 7.25 percent to 8.25 percent has passed. The money will be used to fund repairs and improvements to Hinsdale's streets and sewers. It was an uphill battle to get this measure passed, and Village Manager Dave Cook says it couldn't have happened without the efforts of concerned members of the community. "A lot of people put a lot of work into getting this passed. It was truly a grassroots effort. I am very happy that it passed," said Cook. John Karstrand, a former president of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and current member of the village Economic Development Commission, was one of the champions of the referendum. He led a …
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Increase will raise an estimated $1.5 million a year to help implement the village's infrastructure master plan.
Hinsdale residents have voted in favor of increasing the sales tax in Hinsdale from 7.25 percent to 8.25 percent. The increase in sales tax will go towards funding infrastructure improvements in the community. All of Hinsdale's 20 precincts in DuPage County and its two precincts in Suburban Cook County have reported their numbers.
Monday, November 1, 2010
A quick refresher for Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills residents on the issues, candidates and where to get more info before stepping into the booth on Tuesday.
Who's Running: (Contested races close to home): DuPage County Board District 3: Brian J. Krajewski (R), Karol A. Sole (D) 13th Congressional District: Judy Biggert (R), Scott Harper (D) 47th Representative District: Patricia Bellock (R), James Speta (D), Bob Mueller (G) What are the issues? (The articles below will bring you up to speed): On the proposed sales tax increase in Hinsdale: Hinsdale President: 'No Hope' of Reaching Goal Without Sales Tax Increase Chamber Endorses 1% Hinsdale Sales Tax Increase On the Clarendon Hills Park District referendum: Clarendon Hills Park District Master Plan on the Line On the proposed College of DuPage referendum: Burr Ridge Patch: "COD Referendum Will Increase Funding For Capital Projects" On the …
Friday, October 8, 2010
Cauley makes case for Hinsdale to pass sales tax increase referendum. Residents have mixed feelings.
Hinsdale's village president is asking residents to think about the current condition of roads and sewers in the village when they step in the voting booth in November. Thomas Cauley told attendees of the village board meeting Tuesday night that the village desperately needs to make repairs to its infrastructure—repairs that are part of the village's infrastructure master plan. To make the repairs, Cauley said a one percent increase in Hinsdale's sales tax is needed. Business owners in Hinsdale have mixed feelings about the proposed sales tax increase. "Paying one percent more in sales taxes makes a difference to us, especially when you're selling a high ticket item like a fur coat," said Susie Duboe-Bryant, owner of Hinsdale Furriers, …