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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.

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