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Knox County sales tax fails

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A quarter-cent sales tax increase to fund public safety services failed in Knox County, Illinois.

The county asked voters to approve an increase raising the county’s public safety tax to one-half of one percent on retail sales “to be used for crime prevention, detention, and other public safety purposes,” according to the March 18 ballot.

With all of the ballots counted, 71% were cast against the measure and 29 % in favor.  Unofficial results indicated 3,128 votes against and 1,309 votes were cast to approve the tax.

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