Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Normal Town Council OK's Property Tax Hike
Just weeks after voting to give millions of dollars in tax incentives to a developer for a Portillo's and a start-up car company, leaders in Normal are raising taxes to pay for police and fire pensions. The town council last night approved a nearly two-percent property tax increase All of the money is earmarked to prop-up the city's underfunded retirements for cops and firemen. Normal councilwoman Cheryl Gaines says they're not taking the decision lightly. But the votes comes just weeks after the deals to spend other city money on 'economic development' projects.