Tazewell County may see tax hike

TAZEWELL COUNTY, Ill - The property tax rate in Tazewell County could increase by 15 cents, or 30%, if a referendum passes in March.

The County Board voted last week to put that referendum on the election ballot. Currently the county has the second lowest property taxes in the state. The board is looking to add this referendum to help balance the budget which is currently $4.3 million in the red.

County Board Chairman David Zimmerman says they need the help.

“The state of Illinois continues to give us unfunded mandates every year and now their taking away some of our dedicated sources of revenue,” said Zimmerman.

If the referendum is passed the county would then have the fifth lowest tax rate in the state.


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