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Results of Previous Open Space Referenda

Since 1993, voters in the Chicago collar counties have approved 31 open space ballot measures totaling $1.3 billion. All county-wide referenda have passed. This money has helped protect about 38,000 acres of land in Northeastern Illinois.  Eight of the successful referenda were in Kane County -- four were county-wide Kane County Forest Preserve referenda and four were park district and township referenda.  The Conservation Foundation either managed or acted as consultant for all of these referenda campaigns.


Kane County Forest Preserve referenda

See the Forest Preserve District's 2016 Progress Report on acquisitions and improvements funded by the 2011 referendum
(Adobe Acrobat .pdf file - will open in a new window on your web browser)

April 5, 2011 - Kane County Forest Preserve District - $30 Million (53.5% yes)

April 17, 2007- Kane County Forest Preserve District- $85 million (65% yes)
April 5, 2005- Kane County Forest Preserve District- $75 million (64% yes)

April 13, 1999- Kane County Forest Preserve District- $70 million (66%
yes)

Park District and Township referenda

February 5, 2008- Fox Valley Park District- $45 million (66%
yes)
April 5, 2005-Campton Township (Kane County)- $28.4 million (74%
yes)
April 3, 2001 - Campton Township (Kane County) - $19 million (54%
yes)
March 21, 2000 - Geneva Park District - $7.9 million (79%
yes)