Excerpts from the kcchronicle.com:

In its fifth attempt to pass a referendum, the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District is seeking voter approval in the March 20 primary election of a 16-cent increase that would hike the fire district’s current rate to 43 cents from 27 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value, providing about $1 million more per year to the agency. If it does not pass, fire officials said the district will be forced to rotate closure of its two stations in order to save money.

The district covers 38 square miles and serves about 25,000 residents in Campton Hills, Wayne and St. Charles townships in Kane and DuPage counties.

During the last election cycle in 2017, when the public voted down the tax increase, Doreen Anderson didn’t vote. But these days, she has a vote yes sign in her yard.  

Wayne resident Michael Schulz said he will vote no again, that the district threatened to close stations in the last two failed referendum requests.  “Not anything has changed,” Schulz said. “This referendum is the fire district just trying another tactic in order to persuade taxpayers to pony up their hard-earned income to make up for their sins and mistakes from the very start of putting together this fire district.”