Thank you to everyone who voted and participated in the dialogue about Home Rule. As you may already know, the referendum failed. Some residents may be asking “what’s next”? The answer is -- nothing. The designation of Home Rule would have been another tool in the toolbox the village uses to deal with many of the issues that are faced by the village. Beach Park is not in a crisis situation, nor did it depend upon this designation to balance a budget or amass any sort of arbitrary power. Not having the tool of Home Rule means that the village will operate as it has for the past 30 years.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call 847-746-1770.