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Edward Andrysiak July 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Without a lot of research, most people do not know what the implications really are. I believeRead Morethere are two ways to achieve Home rule...one is by citizens vote and the other is by growth to a certain population. Some years ago Lemont asked it's residents to vote in Home Rule. With that came a flurry of comment for and against. What I did not like was that it gave the village the option of tacking on a Transaction Tax on the sale of real-estate. So I voted no! The Village Administration, at that time did bring in a knowledgeable unbiased person who made a presentation at village hall and took questions from residents. The Vote was NO in the end. maybe a simple way to think of home rule is that if you like and trust the decision making of your elected Officials you might TRUST them with the powers of HOME RULE. Those in office now and those to come after them...careful what you wish for. It's not an easy decision.
Joe Mann July 22, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Good points Ed. The potential downside of Home Rule is too great. So the answer is easy. No.
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