Boone County supports Second Amendment, wants train service
Voters in Boone County pass both referendums on their Nov. 6 ballot.
The first expressed support for Second Amendment Rights: “Shall Boone County oppose any law restricting law-abiding gun owners from their Second Amendment rights as guaranteed by the US Constitution and to protect them from unconstitutional gun laws which have or may be passed by the Illinois General Assembly?”
With 100 percent of the votes counted, the Second Amendment referendum had 10,143 votes in favor and 7,383 against.
A majority also favored restoring rail service to the area, voting "yes" on the question: “Shall the State of Illinois pursue reinstating passenger rail service to Northwest Illinois from Chicago to East Dubuque?”
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 11,900 votes were in favor and 5,574 were against.