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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.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”