It’s election day across Illinois, and here in Evanston the most hotly contested question seems to be whether School District 65 should spend $48 million to build a new school and add additions to several others.

Polls are open until 7 p.m., and we’ll have results once the votes are tallied.

Two other referendum questions are on the ballot.

An advisory question asks voters whether they want the township board to continue to pursue the possibility of dissolving Evanston Township and having the city take over its responsibilities.

Another question asks whether the city should be empowered to contract with an alternative energy provider to be the default source of electric power for residents.

Local Republicans are choosing which candidate they want to be the party’s presidential nominee. On the Democratic side there are contests for a variety of offices ranging from Congress to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

If you aren’t sure where to go to vote you can check your precinct information online

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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