News

School Mergers Fail, Citizens Efficiency Commission to Continue

School Mergers Fail, Citizens Efficiency Commission to Continue

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The proposed merger of the PORTA and AC-Central school districts will not go forward. Voters in both districts had to approve, and while PORTA voters overwhelmingly supported it AC-Central voters didn’t. Approval from both districts was required.

Also failing was a proposed merger between the Morrisonville and Panhandle school districts.

Pleasant Plains voters approved a one percent sales tax hike to be used for property tax relief, municipal operations or infrastructure — 59 percent voted in favor.

Sangamon County voters overwhelmingly decided they wanted to keep the Sangamon County Citizens Efficiency Commission, with 71 percent of voters wanting it to continue its work.

Rochester voters don’t want to become a home rule community with 77 percent of voters saying as much.

Several initiatives in Sherman to benefit public safety failed, an increase in the property tax limit, a new tax rate for the ambulance service and a new tax rate for safety equipment all failed.

Recent Headlines

30 mins ago in Music

John Legend, Demi Lovato to lead Lionel Richie Grammys tribute

Fresh
lionelrichie

The "All Night Long" star is being honured as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year.

43 mins ago in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ musical heading to Broadway in 2018

Fresh
18-overlay-5

The musical adaptation of blockbuster Disney film is officially heading to the stage.

48 mins ago in Entertainment

Ryan Reynolds calls ‘Deadpool’ a ‘game changer’ for superhero films

Fresh
16-overlay-3

Marvel's anti-hero is redefining the genre.