BOURBONNAIS – For weeks, political and local government agencies have pushed messages on voters only to be heard during Tuesday’s Midterm Elections.
In Kankakee County, 54.29% of all registered voters, 35,563 of 65,500 registered, cast a ballot.
No major changes came at the State level with Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) overwhelming defeating challenge Darren Bailey (R). In Kankakee, local voters overwhelmingly supported Darren Bailey (R) who received 59% of all votes cast in the County.
Both Patrick Joyce (D) and Jackie Haas (R) will continue serving their Districts.
Taxes and other questions
A proposal to end Home Rule in Kankakee was overwhelmingly rejected by 3,776 voters.
Bourbonnais voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposition to impose a non-home rule tax on residents to offer tax breaks to homeowners. With 5,780 votes cast, 3,738 said no to the proposal.
Bourbonnais Fire District lost a bid to increase taxes without raising residential fees. Had the measure been approved it would have aided equipment upgrades and other services in the district.