Taxpayers in Island Lake are passing petitions to force a vote on whether the Village Board can sell bonds to build a new village hall,
One of them is Jot Ptak, who ran unsuccessfully ran for the Village Board in 2011 and is known nationwide for forcing the League of Women Voters to allow the Pledge of Allegiance at the debate between Joe Walsh and Melissa Bea.
Ptak told McHenry County Blog,
“Many of us are collecting more than enough petition signatures necessary to put this NO NEW VILLAGE HALL referendum on the ballot in November.”
The required number of registered voter signatures for referendum in Island Lake is 78.
The petition will be filed Monday.