Barrington voters have rejected sales tax

 
Updated 11/6/2018 11:18 PM
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  • Barrington voters appear to have rejected a 1 percent local sales tax that village officials said was needed to provide a steady income source for infrastructure improvements.

    Barrington voters appear to have rejected a 1 percent local sales tax that village officials said was needed to provide a steady income source for infrastructure improvements. Daily Herald file photo

Barrington voters Tuesday have rejected a 1 percent local sales tax that village officials said was needed to provide a steady income source for infrastructure improvements.

The sales tax was defeated with 2,483 votes against it and 2,294 in support, according to unofficial results.

Officials said infrastructure funding no longer can depend on telecommunications tax revenue, which is declining due to residents' shifting from landlines to wireless phones at home. Also, under state law, Barrington no longer collects a local emergency 911 tax that could have been used for projects.

-- Chacour Koop

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