The voters of Lombard passed a $22.3 million bond issue $53-47% in the November election to build a new library.
Crystal Lakers were asked to approve a $30.1 million proposal.
It lost 55-45%
The owner of a $200,000 home in Lombard would pay about $144 a year for twenty years. The average home there is worth $242,600, according to Zillow.
The owner of a $200,000 home in Crystal Lake would pay $132 per year. The average home in town is worth $195,400, according to Zillow, down from $245 in March of 2007.
The Lombard library was built 40 years ago with an addition constructed in 1978.
In 2004 a $23.5 million bond referendum in Lombard was defeat by 56%-44%.