Gosh, all the local taxing units seem to think that everyone has excess money to pay for their wants and needs. Well, I canít. I live on a fixed income, and this is not easy.
Here are some increases noted: Cook County +5.7 percent; Forest preserve +4.0 percent; Metro water +4 percent; mosquito +12 percent; Arlington Heights, +14 percent; park district +14 percent; District 25 +14 percent; District 214 +12 percent; library +10 percent. MY increase was ZERO percent this year.
How do I deal with this excessive increase? Move? That costs money too. Maybe some restraint in the public sector would help?
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