Local IL communities vote on sales tax increases to benefit public safety and education
ILLINOIS – Several local communities voted on tax referendums during the Illinois primary elections on March 20.
In Henry County, a half-percent sales tax increase to improve public safety was approved. The tax means anyone who buys gas, eats at a restaurant or stays at a hotel in Henry county will need to pay a little more.
The Sheriff’s department plans to update equipment and hire more deputies as a result of the tax increase.
The vote to approve the tax was 61% YES to 39% NO.
In West Carroll, voters were in favor of a half-cent sales tax increase that will benefit education in the area. That vote was 58% YES to 42% NO.
Meanwhile, a public safety tax was not passed in Bureau County. That vote was much closer, with 3,515 voters voting YES and 3,525 voters voting NO to the half-cent increase.
See more Primary Election results HERE.