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Conservation coalition backs Forest Preserves referendum on Nov. 8 ballot

A coalition of groups organized as Vote Yes for Clean Air, Clean Water and Wildlife in Cook County is supporting a Nov. 8 referendum to increase funding for the Forest Preserves of Cook County.

The ballot question asks voters to support a 0.025% tax increase that will increase a homeowner’s property taxes by an estimated $20 a year. The coalition says the additional funding will help restore and expand forest preserve land and allow the forest preserve district to implement its Next Century Conservation Plan developed in 2014 as a vision of restoration and growth . . .

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