Several referenda were on the ballot: Sherman voters overwhelmingly rejected a sizable property tax increase that would have paid for expanded fire and ambulance services.
Rochester voters also said “no”… decisively… to a proposal to give that community home rule powers.
But Pleasant Plains voters approved a 1-percent sales tax hike to fund village services.
Sangamon County voters gave their OK to a three-year extension of the Citizens Efficiency Commission.
And a proposed school merger was defeated… even though PORTA voters approved it, the idea was rejected by voters in the Ashland-Chandlerville area.