Naperville Voter Education League
Educating residents about local government

Naperville Voter Education League

Resources

MEDIA COVERAGE

Naperville Sun, 10/27/2010: The view from both sides

Naperville Sun, 10/23/2010: Keep Naperville City Council elected at large

Naperville Sun, 10/20/2010: Letter to the Editor – Districts encourage partisan politics

Naperville Sun, 10/17/2010: To divide or not?

Naperville Sun, 10/7/2010: Voters to decide how often officials can hold office

Naperville Sun, 10/6/2010: Chamber offers reasons for ward opposition

Daily Herald, 9/28/2010: Referendums up for debate in Naperville

Daily Herald, 8/22/2010: Term limit question should spark debate

Naperville Sun, 8/13/2010: 3 ballot questions coming for Naperville

Daily Herald, 8/13/2010: Districting issue on Naperville ballot

TribLocal, 8/12/2010: Naperville voters to decide on council representation

Naperville Sun, 8/11/2010: Both pros and cons to district representation

Naperville Sun, 7/28/2010: City issues still the same seven months later

Daily Herald, 6/25/2010: Discussion about term limits in Naperville is just a start

OPINIONS ON THE ISSUES

Naperville League of Women Voters: Positions against districting and term limits

“The League of Women Voters of Naperville supports the at-large system for electing Naperville City Council members. An at-large system allows citizens to have a vote for all Council seats, making the entire city the constituency of each Council member.”

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce: Position opposing districting

“We believe that the institution of ward based elections for the City Council will create an incentive and environment for increased taxes, spending and debt.”

State Senator Kirk Dillard:

“I believe in letting the PEOPLE decide.”

Jim Kennedy, Elmhurst City Councilman:

“I like the ward form of government since it means that you have all parts of your town represented.  In an at-large format, it is possible to have all your representatives from one or two areas of a town making decisions for all the residents without everyone being suitably represented.  Certainly there is good and bad with each approach, but equal representation has in my opinion been a benefit to Elmhurst.”