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     April 9, 2021      #60-99 KDJ

Herscher voters OK sales tax hike, elect new

By Chris Breach

HERSCHER — Herscher voters didn't follow the trend of many past voters in Kankakee County, as they overwhelmingly OK'd a 1 percent sales tax increase for the village in Tuesday's election.

"And living in the state of Illinois with the tax structure, it’s tough to see any tax increase go through, but the village residents love their town, love their community and want to see it maintained well," said Shannon Sweeney, newly elected mayor.

Tax increase referendum votes usually face an uphill battle, but it passed by a ...

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