By Terry Dean
See a recap of our liveblog coverage here.
Also on the ballot Tuesday night was an advisory referendum on whether Oak Park and River Forest High School should use some of its reserves to build a pool/fitness center for the entire community. Advisory referenda are non-binding and the high school is not required under law to follow it. The measure was defeated, 52 to 48 percent.
The ballot question asked voters if the District 200 board should spend a portion of its cash and investments — which exceeds upwards of $100 million — to fund a year-round public facility.
The advisory referendum was spearheaded by River Forest resident Barb Langer, who was also a candidate in the D200 school board race. The evening proved a double-loss for Langer, who received roughly 4 percent of the vote.