Grayslake fire district voters OK tax hike

 
 

Voters approved a tax hike to help maintain Grayslake Fire Protection District operations.

Grayslake fire district voters show 5,770, or 55 percent, voting yes and 4,753, or 45 percent, voting no with all 30 precincts reporting, according to results. Late arriving vote by mail and provisional ballots are not included.

The increase equates to an additional $53.33 for the first year on a home valued at $100,000. The additional revenue could allow the district to continue 24-hour operations at its three stations, plan for higher call volumes, replace aging equipment, and increase the community paramedicine program, officials said.

The fire protection district serves about 35,000 people in Grayslake, Wildwood, Gages Lake, Third Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Highland Lake, Fremont Township and unincorporated Lake County.

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