Evanston voters overwhelmingly approved a non-binding advisory referendum to dissolve Evanston Township in the March 20, 2012 election. Election results show that 66.9% of voters supported the measure while 33.0% opposed it. Legally dissolving the township will require action by the General Assembly.
In October 2011, the Evanston City Council voted 5-4 to submit the question of abolition to a vote and to lobby the General Assembly for legislation that would eliminate the township and transfer its functions to the municipal government.
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