The ill-conceived Kishwaukee Valley Water Authority referendum was defeated by more than 80%, not just in DeKalb County but in Boone as well. Even in McHenry County, where the idea originated, the measure was rejected by more than two-thirds of the voters. The referendum to fund it was beaten by even higher percentages. Both had to pass in order to form KVWA. The Northwest Herald called its borders “bizarre.” Editorializing: yes. Exaggeration: no.
The one good thing to come out of this is that everybody now realizes there’s a hole in our long-term planning. How best to fill it will/should be an ongoing discussion.