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Two Libertyville Utility Taxes Being Extended

The telecom and electric tax were set to expire at the end of April.

Libertyville trustees have extended the telecommunications and electric taxes that were set to expire April 30 for an additional year, according to an article in the Daily Herald.

The taxes were put in place in 2009 to combat the loss of other revenue during the recession. The telecom tax remains at 6 percent and the electric one was reduced from 5 percent to 4.5 percent, the article states.

You can read the full Daily Herald article here.

Martina Golden March 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM
I estimate this is an additional $200 to $350 per household. It was continued in part due to uncertainty as to Brainerd CC shortfalls. Wait a minute, this has not even been voted on yet and they slap on a tax LARGER than what's asked for in the referendum to just run the damned place?
Vera Pergl-Butkovich March 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM
I find it funny that they are taxing utilities, but can not or won't buy a $15 exercise DVD for the Senior Center.
Martina Golden March 15, 2014 at 04:05 PM
Someone figures the seniors will get enough exercise walking the extra distance from downtown to their new senior center at Brainerd.
Lisa Robinson March 15, 2014 at 05:41 PM
With all the proceeds from Libertyville Days going to the senior center, I'm sure they can afford to buy a dvd from those profits.
Vera Pergl-Butkovich March 16, 2014 at 09:49 AM
The Libertyville Days Festival proceeds go to running the Civic Center. The Senior Center, although housed in the Civic Center does not take money from the Civic Center. As in other communities funding for the Senior Center comes from your tax dollars. The point I was making if the Village can not afford a $15.00 item, how in the heck are they going to afford a +$14,000,000 dollar building, and please don’t say ‘with the profits from the Brainerd building’…..that money will be going in to the pockets of the people who's children want to be either on the stage or run a nursery school.

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