After 87.4 percent of voters said they want to keep the police department Nov. 6, Winfield trustee Tim Allen said the DuPage Sheriff's Office notified him Wednesday they are not interested in the outsourcing proposal, the Herald reported Thursday.
According to the Herald, Allen blamed DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin's comments on the election results for influencing the Sheriff's office.
Voters last week also rejected a property tax increase that could have generated new funds for the village.
According to a Village of Winfield newsletter, the proposition would have provided funding needed to maintain a police department, repair some of the worst roads, adopt a 20-year roadway repair cycle and take advantage of low construction rates.
Voters also supported a binding referendum continuing the ban on video gaming in Winfield.