Flossmoor sets forums for tax increase proposal

Before voters go to the polls March 20, administrators at the Village of Flossmoor have set two informational meetings to give insights into the reasons for the proposed sales tax increase.

The meetings will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

The village board is proposing a 1 percent sales tax be added to many goods and services sold in the village. Most grocery items, medical devices and prescription and non-prescription medications would be exempt from the tax. 

Board members say the additional sales tax revenue will help offset rising infrastructure issues, including leaking water mains and crumbling sidewalks, and to maintain vital village services. 

While the village and board members cannot actively campaign for the measure, the information meetings are intended to help residents understand the tax’s potential impact on village finances. 

About Us

A great community deserves a great newspaper. The HF Chronicle was created in June 2014 as an online publication. In December 2015 we began monthly print publication, too. Our mission is to chronicle the life of our community — news by, for, and about the people of Homewood and Flossmoor, Illinois.

Letters

Do you have something to say? If you want to inform the community about events, issues, recognitions, concerns, etc., write a letter. 

Send a letter

Correction suggestions

If you see a mistake in The Chronicle, whether it's a typo, a misspelling or an error of fact, please let us know. Our goal is to provide reliable, accurate stories, and if we miss a detail, we want to fix it fast.

Submit correction

Contact Us

A great community makes a great newspaper. We want to hear from you with news tips, story ideas, your photos and accounts of events, corrections, problems, suggestions, etc. Call or write the editors
Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661
Marilyn Thomas at [email protected]
Tom Houlihan at [email protected]

For advertising, distribution or general business inquiries, contact Eric Crump at [email protected] or 630-728-2661.

Postal address:
The HF Chronicle
P.O. Box 461
Flossmoor, IL 60422