Think Your Vote Doesn’t Matter? Oswego Fire Protection District Disagrees
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

A proposed tax referendum on Illinois primary election ballots which would have benefited the Oswego Fire Protection District may have been extinguished by a single vote. According to the Beacon-News, election officials said final results have not yet been certified. If they stand, there will be one vote that tipped the scales to defeat the effort to raise property taxes for fire station upkeep. Fire officials say the community has grown over the past 20 years from 27,000 residents to over 70,000 now.