LEMONT, IL — Early voting has already started in Lemont, and Election Day on April 6 is quickly approaching. There are several elections in Lemont for school districts, village, township, park district, fire district, and library, although most candidates are running unopposed.

There may be several unopposed races, but Lemont residents will still vote on District 113A’s referendum for an operating rate tax increase.

If the referendum is approved, the district said it will reopen Central School to provide more space for learning, reduce class sizes across all grade levels, and add a full-day kindergarten program.

The referendum question does ask for an increase in the limiting rate, but even if successful, voters’ tax rates would still decrease as the district is paying off bonds for prior capital projects. If the referendum fails, tax rates would decrease even more.

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Early Voting Locations And Hours

There are 51 early voting locations in suburban Cook County, including the Bridgeview, Markham, Maybrook, Skokie and Rolling Meadows courthouses. Find a convenient location near you on the Cook County Clerk’s website. Lemont has one early voting site at Lemont Township, which is open for early voting on:

  • March 22-March 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 29-April 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • April 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • April 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

State laws require early voters to provide a valid photo ID to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include a current driver’s license, a driver’s license of state ID, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photo, such as a passport.

Request A Mail-in Ballot

The last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters is April 1. The last day for mail ballots to be postmarked is April 6.

Lemont Local Elections

If you’re a Cook County voter, you can find who’s on your ballot on the Clerk’s website. DuPage County voters can find their ballots here.

Here’s what Lemont residents in Cook County will see on their ballot:

President, Village of Lemont, (unopposed)

John Egofske

Clerk, Village of Lemont, (unopposed)

Charlene Smollen

Trustee, Village of Lemont (unopposed)

Ken McClafferty

Kevin Shaughnessy

Dave Maher

Supervisor, Lemont Township (unopposed)

Michael Shackel

Clerk, Lemont Township (unopposed)

Barbara Buschman

Highway Commissioner, Lemont Township (vote for one)

Mark Labno

James Durham

Trustee, Lemont Township (vote for four)

Debra Blatzer

David Molitor

Jeanette Virgilio

Susan Nathan

Mario Mollo

Commissioner, Lemont Park District (unopposed)

Julie Mescher

Leland Wagner

Trustee, Lemont Public Library District (vote for three)

Michaeline Skibinski

Patricia Camalliere

Renee Miller Pravdik

Christine Hogan

Board member, Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A (unopposed)

Kevin Collins

Bethany Martino

Patrick Kerrigan III

Board member, Lemont Township High School District 210 (unopposed)

Michael Kardas Sr.

Lynn Antonopoulos

Kurt Korte

Board member, Lemont Townshp High School District 210, 2-year term (unopposed)

Pamela Driscoll

Trustee, Joliet Junior Community College District 525 (vote for two)

Camielle Holcombe

Karla Franchini-Manzo

Michelle Lee

Drew Duzinskas

James Budzinski

Trustee, Joliet Junior Community College District 525, unexpired term (unopposed)

Maureen Flanagan Broderick

Trustee, Lemont Fire Protection District (unopposed)

Raymond Negrete

Joseph Falese

Finally, the question for District 113A’s referendum is:

“Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A, Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.2900% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2019 and be equal to 2.124% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2021?” 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $22,112,851 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $25,609,431. 2) For the 2019 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single-family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $96.57 for DuPage County and $84.56 for Cook County. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for levy year 2021 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).”

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