Vote Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water, and Wildlife 

On election day – Nov. 8 – we have a chance to vote yes to approve a small property tax increase of .025% (about $1.66 for the majority of homeowners) that will help protect water and air quality as well as wildlife habitat by protecting, restoring and expanding the forest preserves of Cook County. 

With the Dan Ryan Woods right on our doorsteps, this is a chance to improve water, air, and wildlife right where we live. 

New funding would be used to:  

Acquire and protect more natural open land for the enjoyment of generations to come.  

Protect and restore wildlife habitat that is home to native plants and animals, some of which are threatened or endangered.  

Increase programs and events for the public and schools, including more outreach to communities from every part of Cook County.  

Expand and maintain trails, improve signage, and make amenities more energy efficient and accessible to all.  

Resolve the Forest Preserves’ pension shortfall.  

Address the deferred capital needs of the Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Botanic Garden. 

Get  more information about the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Wildlife Habitat Protection Referendum at 



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