Illinois Voters Approving Local Sales Tax Increases
- Apr 12, 2012 | Susan McLain
Illinois voters are out for the count, passing numerous local sales tax issues that either increase or continue a sales tax that is due to expire.
In Knox County, the Quincy Herald-Whig reports that voters passed the following:
Knox City –voted 642 to 98 “… to continue the county’s half-cent sales tax for the general revenue fund…” and 606 to 128 to fund a school bond issue for $2.3 million in capital improvements.
Edina – voted 199 to 77 to approve “…a $4 million water and sewer bond issue.”
Knox City and Novelty – approved a 25-cent street tax levy.
In Marion County, the paper reports “…voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of a three-eighths-cent sales tax for capital improvements. The measure passed 3,932 to 1,057.
The “[r]evenue from the sales tax goes primarily to the Highway Department and law enforcement, along with ongoing upgrades as needed to other county facilities.” Voter turnout in the Marion election was 29.8 percent.