Postcards with the headline “Home Rule is like handing local officials a blank check,” arrived in the hands of Broadview residents during the past few days, reminding them to vote “no” on the April 7 Home Rule referendum there.
Broadview, in Cook County, is one of four municipalities considering Home Rule during the Illinois consolidated elections.
A community meeting was held earlier this month in Broadview to educate residents about the dangers of Home Rule.
This matters because Illinois property owners are sensitive to any changes in regulation and taxation. Giving elected officials the power to arbitrarily raise taxes could make it more difficult for Illinoisans to realize the American Dream of homeownership.
The mailing was generated by REALTORS® in opposition to Home Rule. The Illinois Association of REALTORS® on issues with Illinois community residents which can affect taxation and regulation of real estate.