Polls

What is your favorite winter activity to keep your body moving?

Walking - Jogging - Running
17% (32 votes)
Cross-country skiing
29% (54 votes)
Alpine skiing - Snowboarding
11% (21 votes)
Winter biking or Indoor bike training
2% (4 votes)
Sports: swimming, yoga, tennis, basketball...
6% (12 votes)
Showshoeing - Winter hiking
23% (43 votes)
Exercise - Working out
11% (20 votes)
Total votes: 186
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Help us find out the most popular way to Get Active in Cook County! How do you most often Get Active?

Road Biking - Mountain Biking - Biking in Town
12% (33 votes)
Walking - Hiking - Running - Jogging
53% (145 votes)
Canoeing - Kayaking - Paddling
4% (12 votes)
Sports - Tennis, Swimming, Softball, Yoga, etc.
5% (14 votes)
Exercise/Workout
4% (11 votes)
Gardening - Yardwork
13% (37 votes)
Other
8% (23 votes)
Total votes: 275
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How thick is the ice on the lakes near you?

under 1"
30% (17 votes)
1"
14% (8 votes)
2"
16% (9 votes)
3"
14% (8 votes)
4"
7% (4 votes)
5"
5% (3 votes)
6"
2% (1 vote)
over 6"
12% (7 votes)
Total votes: 57
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Do you plan to vote for the ISD166 Operating Levy?

Yes
41% (136 votes)
No
52% (171 votes)
Undecided
8% (25 votes)
Total votes: 332
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School's out! How are you or your kids going to spend the summer?

Working
37% (36 votes)
Enjoying the great outdoors
30% (29 votes)
Recreational leagues
6% (6 votes)
Independent / additional studies
6% (6 votes)
TV and Video games
12% (12 votes)
Other
8% (8 votes)
Total votes: 97
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Do you support a four-day school week? (More information is available on the ISD166 website.)

Yes (Please leave a comment to say why)
41% (157 votes)
No (Please leave a comment to say why)
54% (207 votes)
No opinion
4% (17 votes)
Total votes: 381
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If you had a continuing education opportunity requiring 24 hours of class time, what schedule would you prefer?

3 hours per evening, 1 night per week for 8 weeks
49% (87 votes)
8 hours per day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
18% (31 votes)
6 hours per day, Saturday and Sunday, for 2 weekends
17% (30 votes)
6 hours per day, Friday and Saturday, for 2 weeks
9% (15 votes)
Other (please specify in the comments)
7% (13 votes)
Total votes: 176
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About how much of your shopping do you do online?

almost none - I don't trust the Internet
10% (31 votes)
almost none - my connection is too slow
9% (27 votes)
almost none - other reasons
15% (49 votes)
about 25%
25% (79 votes)
about 50%
16% (52 votes)
about 75%
19% (59 votes)
almost all of it
6% (20 votes)
Total votes: 317
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Which of these options best describes your ideal type of vacation?

Backpacking or canoeing in the wilderness
21% (53 votes)
Tent camping with a car
8% (20 votes)
Camping in a trailer or motorhome
24% (60 votes)
Driving and staying in hotels
16% (39 votes)
Flying and staying in hotels
20% (50 votes)
Taking off of work and just staying home
12% (29 votes)
Total votes: 251
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Bird lovers - what animals other than birds help themselves the most to your feeder?

squirrels
60% (119 votes)
chipmunks
21% (41 votes)
deer
8% (16 votes)
bears
7% (14 votes)
other
4% (8 votes)
Total votes: 198
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It's been 2 years since the Ham Lake fire and 10 since the blowdown. How well prepared do you currently feel for wildfire?

Well prepared
20% (34 votes)
Better than before those incidents, but not as well as I could be
37% (61 votes)
Moderately prepared
18% (30 votes)
Poorly prepared
7% (11 votes)
Not prepared at all!
19% (31 votes)
Total votes: 167
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Those of you who've experienced many Cook County winters - how would this last winter compare to the winters of years past?

Longer and colder than was ever normal
15% (37 votes)
Longer than normal but not as cold as they used to be
16% (40 votes)
Pretty typical of the way winters were years ago
58% (145 votes)
Not as harsh or long as winters were years ago
10% (26 votes)
Total votes: 248
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Of the choices below, what are you most looking forward to this spring?

warmer weather
23% (70 votes)
green grass and trees
11% (35 votes)
spring flowers & growing gardens
16% (49 votes)
friends returning from down south
1% (3 votes)
getting out on the lakes - fishing, boating, etc
14% (42 votes)
just spending more time outdoors
25% (77 votes)
birds returning, and seeing more animals
3% (9 votes)
business picking up
5% (17 votes)
other
3% (9 votes)
Total votes: 311
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Would you be in favor of installing wind turbines in Cook County?

Yes
82% (367 votes)
No
14% (61 votes)
Unsure
4% (20 votes)
Total votes: 448
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Groundhog Day is less than a week away. Are you hoping the groundhog sees his shadow?

Yes! I want more winter and more snow, snow snow!!!
27% (45 votes)
No! I want an early spring!
55% (92 votes)
Not sure - I don't want a long winter but I do hope we still get more snow, snow, snow!
18% (30 votes)
Total votes: 167
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