Updated Wednesday 7:55 a.m.
With all precincts reporting, the consensus is still clear: voters want to do away with Evanston Township.
The final tally was 4,776 or 64 percent of voters in favor of abolishing the township; 2,738 voters wanted to keep it. Turnout was 19 percent.
It looks like Evanston Township will soon be no more.
With 44 of 53 precincts reporting as of 9:45 p.m., 63 percent of voters said they wanted to abolish Evanston Township in Tuesday’s binding referendum. This comes two years after residents voted 2-1 to abolish the township in an advisory referendum.
Illinois has the most townships
of any state, at 1,433, 20 of which have the same boundaries as a municipality.
The City of Evanston has introduced a plan that would transfer the duties and responsibilities of the township to the city.