Sunday, September 30, 2012
As we start a new week, it's always good to get caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened last week.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Watchdog, formerly Illinois Statehouse News. SPRINGFIELD – Voter purges and other campaign news began to take center stage in Illinois as September drew to a close and the November election looms. Southern Illinois counties purge 4,000 from voter rolls Two cash-strapped counties in far southern Illinois purged more than 4,000 names from the voter rolls ahead of the November presidential election. Alexander and Massac counties at the southern tip of the state culled the voters from the rolls for reasons like death and relocation. State elections officials say they are continuing efforts to clean up Illinois’ lists of registered voters. “Having good, clean …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Voters will be asked on the November ballot whether they want the Village of Glen Ellyn to pursue electric aggregation.
The Village of Glen Ellyn has started to publicize its November ballot question on electric aggregation. On Friday, the village issued a news release to area media announcing the inclusion of the referendum on the ballot. Glen Ellyn Patch reported on the ballot question earlier this month. The village board began discussing whether it should pursue aggregation in 2011 and in July 2012 approved placing the question on the ballot. The referendum question will ask voters if the Village of Glen Ellyn should be given the authority to seek competitive pricing for the supply of electricity for residential and small business customers, the village said in its news release. The question asks voters: Shall the Village of Glen Ellyn have the …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Residents will be asked in November to vote on a referendum asking if they are in favor of the village pursuing electric aggregation
November is months away, but the Village of Glen Ellyn will soon begin to share information to help educate residents about a referenda question that will be on the ballot. Along with voting for president, residents in Glen Ellyn will be asked to decide whether they are for or against electric aggregation. Illinois law allows municipalities and counties to purchase electricity on behalf of residents and small-business consumers, according to the Illinois Citizens Utility Board. Municipalities choosing aggregation negotiate the price of power from a supplier other than a traditional utility, but the utility company is still responsible for delivering that power to homes, and billing consumers for it. The referenda question will ask …