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New Tax Levy for Black Hawk College

The tax levy for Black Hawk College may go up next year. Thursday night the board of trustees will discuss a staff recommendation for a 1.9 per cent increase.

Vice president of Finance and Administration, Steve Frommelt, says the owner of a 150,000 dollar home in the district would have to pay an additional 5-dollars and 20 cents per year. 
Also causing financial headaches for the college is falling state funding and the continuing state budget impasse.

Tough decisions are better than no decisions.

Frommelt says the proposed tax levy increase would bring in an additional 680,000 dollars.

If Black Hawk trustees give their tentative approval tonight, the proposed levy will go on public display for a month, and could win final approval at the November meeting.

The college and other taxing bodies in Illinois must submit their levies to their counties by the end of December. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.