Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Few Show Up To Countywide Sales Tax Forum

Posted by wlpo on October 10, 2012

Do you have enough information to cast an educated vote on the proposed one-cent school sales tax?  If the low turnout at a forum about the referendum is any indication, most minds are made up or you just don’t care.

About 25 people showed up at L-P’s Matthiessen Auditorium last night to talk about the sales tax proposal.  Only two people asked questions of a panel that included superintendents, parents and school board members.

Those who did show up watched a ten minute video where city and school officials talked about how the sales tax has helped their area.  Eleven counties in Illinois have already passed a one-cent sales tax increase for schools.

A committee called “1 Cent For Kids” will be going door-to-door in the coming weeks to ask for your yes vote in November.  They also plan to put up signage around the county.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: