In The Suburbs, Voters Face Referendums, Mayoral Contests

March 31, 2019 - 1:26 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A $140 million referendum in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 is among the notable questions voters will face Tuesday across the suburbs.

The much-debated Hinsdale referendum would generate money for capital improvements at Hinsdale South and Central, including new swimming pools at each. The request for funding has been couched in terms of preserving sports programs for students.

Opponents have said the cost would be too great for average homeowners as their taxes go up to pay for the capital debt.

Other school districts asking for capital funds include Winnetka School District 36 ($90.6 million) and Barrington Community Unit School District 220 ($185 million).

Among the races for elected office:

-Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico is running for re-election, against Richard “Rocky” Caylor.

-Teenager Nicholas Baker is running against incumbent John Mahoney in Palos Park.

-Harvey Park District President Anthony McCaskill and Ald. Christopher Clark are in a bitterly contested race to replace outgoing Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, who was barred by term limits from seeking another stint in office.