Frequently asked questions about the Mental Health Tax Referendum
Kankakee County residents have the opportunity to vote on a sales tax referendum on the April 4th General Election Ballot. Voters will decide if they are willing to adopt a ¼ cent sales tax to create local, long-term solutions to address chronic gaps in the mental health system of care.
Several objections and questions have been raised about the need for the tax and how the funds will be spent. Kankakee County Citizens for Mental Health will hold four informational meetings to provide residents the opportunity to discuss these issues, as well as other questions they may have.
The sessions will be held on Thursday, March 23, noon – 1:00 PM at Kankakee Public Library, 201 E Merchant St, Kankakee; Thursday, March 23, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, ONU Weber Center, Room 306, 1 University Ave, Bourbonnais; Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 PM at Limestone Public Library, 2701 W Tower Road, Kankakee, and Friday, March 31, 5:30 – 6:30 PM, Leo Hassett Community Center, 211 N Main St, Manteno.