After much discussion, Libertyville voters have had their say at the ballot box and voiced a resounding "no" to the controversial Brainerd referendum that asked whether the historic building should be turned into a community center.
With all precincts reporting, 82 percent of voters said no to the referendum. The vote totals were 2,954 to 652.
The referendum reads:
"Shall the Village of Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, rehabilitate the former Libertyville High School (commonly known as the Brainerd Building) owned by Community High School District Number 128 into a community center and fund a reserve fund in connection therewith to pay a portion of the annual rental payments to said High School District and issue its bonds to the amount of not to exceed $11,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?"
These results do not include early voting and vote-by-mail ballots.