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D204 joins Will County school district push for 1% sales tax hike to fund building work

D204 joins Will County school district push for 1% sales tax hike to fund building work

Indian Prairie District 204 has joined a growing list of Will County school districts that will ask voters to implement a sales tax that could bring an extra $5.4 million in income to the district.

District 204 Chief School Business Official Jay Strang said more than a dozen school districts have signed on to place the question on the November ballot in Will County asking for a 1 percent “County School Facilities Sales Tax.”

Money collected by the county would be distributed to school districts based on the number of students who live in Will County.

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'Show up for democracy': Naperville woman to protest every night at Riverwalk until mid-term election

'Show up for democracy': Naperville woman to protest every night at Riverwalk until mid-term election

Naperville resident Karen Peck knows what she’s doing from 6 to 7 every night until Nov. 6

Peck plans to be at the Naperville Riverwalk’s dandelion fountain with signs that say things like, “Reunite families now,” “45 traitor” and “Every child returned” for one hour every night until the mid-term election. She’s been doing it nightly since July 9 in an attempt to “show up for democracy” and “stand on every corner.”

“Show up for democracy every night is largely about education and encouragement to vote,” Peck said. “The visibility helps because people who aren’t already informed by the news or aren’t reading or keeping up, they do go out and live their lives and they’re walking by and seeing stuff.”

 

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Its about to get harder to vote

Its about to get harder to vote

In late 2011, the Obama administration blocked a South Carolina law that required voters to show a photo ID before casting their ballots, finding that it could disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters, who were more likely than whites to lack such IDs.

But when South Carolina asked a federal court in Washington to approve the law, Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion upholding it. He ruled that the measure was not discriminatory, even though the Obama administration claimed that it violated the Voting Rights Act.

Judge Kavanaugh, whom President Trump nominated for the Supreme Court recently, pointed to a 2008 Supreme Court decision upholding Indiana’s voter ID law, which he interpreted as giving states broad leeway to restrict their voting procedures. “Many states, particularly in the wake of the voting system problems exposed during the 2000 elections, have enacted stronger voter ID laws, among various other recent changes to voting laws,” he noted in approval.

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