Monday, December 3, 2012
The Niles Township High School District will not seek an increase in its property tax levy; that means its portion of your property tax bill should not go up.
Taxpayers in Niles Township High School District 219 can breathe a sigh of relief. The district intends to request no increase in property taxes next year, according to school board president Robert Silverman. Silverman brought up the issue of the tax levy – conspicuous by its absence on the agenda – at the Nov. 26 school board meeting. “One of the things that’s missing is our annual levy request,” Silverman said. “The law requires us to publish if we’re seeking more than a 5 percent increase. It is not our intent to seek a levy increase of more than 5 percent; in fact, our intent is not to seek an increase at all. It is to freeze our tax extensions.” Earlier: Tax complaints lead to police presence at meeting The move is unusual for …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Voice your opinion Dec. 3. One board member voted no, saying it's not needed; others said the district should put aside money in preparation for big expenditures coming due--especially teacher pensions.
Maine Township High School District 207 will ask residents for about $109 million next year. That's an increase of 4.19 percent from the amount the district collected in 2012, according to the proposed levy the school board approved Nov. 5. The board voted 5-1 to approve the proposed tax levy – the amount the district will ask Cook County to collect on its behalf. It will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 before taking a final vote on the levy. The sole no vote came from school board member Edward Mueller. “I’ve voted consistently no for any tax increase for about two years, maybe a little longer,” Mueller said. “This seems higher than what we’ve approved in the last couple of years. I think we’re going in the wrong direction.” …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Board wants to levy 4.73 percent more; air your views at a public hearing Dec. 12.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Board will meet Jan. 4 for public discussion.
Taxes likely will go up for many residents while some educational programs will be restructured in Niles Township High School District 219, which includes Niles West and Niles North high schools. At its Monday meeting, District 219 Board of Eeducation members approved a tax levy that's 20.33 percent higher than last year. The 2011 tax levy they voted in is for $132.48 million; the previous year's levy was $110.09 million. District officials said that does not mean homeowners' property taxes will go up 20 percent. "The district will only bring in 2.7 greater revenue," said Paul O'Malley, assistant superintendent for business services. Taxes are capped at a 2.7 percent increase That's because Illinois' tax cap law limits the amount a …