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Rochelle school officials say sales tax could hurt low-income residents

Posted: Friday, Mar 29th, 2013

ROCHELLE On Tuesday, April 9, voters throughout Ogle County will be considering a proposed 1 percent sales tax increase, which is designed to provide new capital revenue for all county school districts.

If approved, the additional sales tax dollars will be distributed amongst all Ogle County school districts based on their respective enrollment, and the money may be used for new facilities, additions, renovations, ongoing maintenance, fire prevention, life safety, energy efficiency, demolition or other capital projects. The revenue may also be used for abatement of property tax levies to pay bonds issued for capital purposes.

For the complete article see the 03-28-2013 issue.

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