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D161 approves tentative tax levy after making a shift in response to new information

The Flossmoor School District 161 board of education shifted how it is approaching its complicated 2021 tax levy after receiving new information from the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

The school board voted unanimously on Monday, Nov. 22, to apply for a 2021 Property Tax Relief Grant that would see the district get $1.72 million in state funds in exchange for abating $1.89 million in property taxes for two consecutive years. The board also voted unanimously to approve its tentative property tax levy at $24.76 million, which would mark a 1.62% increase over the 2020 aggregate . . .

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