WILL COUNTY - Will County voters elected a Republican majority to their county board in November, but as one of their last acts, lame duck Democrat majority voted to raise the county's taxes.
During the November 20th meeting, the Will County Board vote split 13 Democrats to 13 Republicans on the tax question, with the deciding vote going to the Democrat County Executive Larry Walsh.
“For the average homeowner, the higher levy will mean paying $5.50 more per year in property tax," Chairman Walsh told the Southtown Star. "The levy increase includes $1.6 million more in the actual levy plus $1.3 million from new property.”
Will County Board member Steve Ballich said things will change when Republicans take over the board in December.