Trustees give lukewarm reception to amusement tax reduction proposal

A proposal to reduce the village amusement tax from 5 percent to 2 percent met with a mixed response from the board of trustees Tuesday, Aug. 26.

The measure was tabled until a local business requesting the reduction, Brunswick Zone XL, can provide more information. At issue was whether the business could provide evidence of hardship caused by the tax and whether it could pass on some or all of the tax burden to customers.

The amusement tax went into effect at the beginning of 2014 in an effort to help diversify village revenue sources . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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