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Referendum issue goes before Kankakee County Board

The Kankakee County Board today may decide whether to allow voters to say if there should be a one-percent hike in the sales tax. The Board is expected to vote on putting the matter on the November ballot.

The monies raised from an increase in the sales tax would be used to prevent lay-offs in the county sheriff's department. The county lost revenue from the loss of the sales tax sharing revenue program that benefitted both the county and city of Kankakee.

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