Home Rule Referendum

On January 17, 2023, the Wauconda Village board passed a resolution placing a home rule referendum on the April 4 consolidate election ballot. Should voters approve the measure, Wauconda will become a home rule unit of government, which will give the village greater decision-making power for local issues. The Village anticipates long-term budget shortfalls related to the cost of making needed investments in infrastructure. Home rule will give the Village Board additional solutions to meet these shortfalls and spread the cost to those who visit our community. The Village is preparing educational materials to help voters make an informed decision. More information will be available in the coming weeks.