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Kankakee residents to weigh seven tax proposals on March 17 ballot

Local Government

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 14, 2020


Residents in Kankakee County will have a lot to consider when they go to the polls on March 17.

In addition to casting ballots in favor of the candidates of their choice, residents will also be voting on seven different tax proposals now being considered across the county.

In Bradley, taxpayers are set to vote on a trio of No-Home Rule taxes designed to provide property tax relief to homeowners, while voters in the Village of Grant Park will decide whether or not to allow cannabis dispensaries to set up shop for business aimed at an adult clientele.

A proposition of whether or not to increase the Limiting Rate of the Limestone Fire Protection District for the purpose of fire protection and ambulance service will also be on the ballot, as will a similar proposition on the question of if the limiting rate of the Grant Park Fire Protection District should be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.35% above the limiting rate for the purpose of fire protection and ambulance service for levy year 2018.

In Peotone, the Community Unit School District Number 207U’s proposal to increase the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law by an additional amount equal to 0.9761% above the limiting rate for school purposes for levy year 2018 is set for a vote.

Finally, the question of joining the Kankakee River Conservancy District and “assuming a proportionate share of bonded indebtedness” will be among the many issues on the ballot for voters when they take to the polls.

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