School Sales Tax Increase Results

By WEEK Producer

School Sales Tax Increase Results

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Seven counties throughout central Illinois had voters choose whether to increase county sales taxes to help support schools.

If voters in county approved the proposal, sales tax would will increased by 1 percent on qualifying purchases. It excludes groceries, medicine, vehicles and farm equipment. That money, in turn, would go to schools in that county to help with building and facility expenses.

Counties who had the proposal on the ballot tonight include Tazewell, Woodford, Fulton, Marshall, LaSalle, Henry and Livingston. Henry and Livingston were the only two counties to approve the measure.

Tazewell county voted against the increase with 60 percent of the vote.
Woodford county voted against the increase with 58 percent of the vote.
Fulton county denied the increase with 53 percent of the vote.
Marshall county voted against the increase with 61 percent of the vote.
LaSalle county voted against the increase with 54 percent of the vote.
Henry county approved the increase with 55 percent of the vote.
Livingston county approved the increase with 55 percent of the vote.

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