Over-taxed Oak Park citizens petition for relief

November 22nd, 2019 11:51 AM

By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

A petition calling on Oak Park taxing bodies not to capture funds from the expiration of the Madison Street and Downtown Oak Park TIFs is half-way to reaching its 500-signature goal.

Village board meeting regular Kitty Conklin started the petition Nov. 20. Conklin is a leading force in the battle against increased taxation.

"The TIF funds are not being taken because there is a NEED; they are being taken because they CAN be taken," the petition reads. "Our leaders were elected to do the RIGHT thing, not merely what's legal."

The petition may have hit a nerve as the number of signatures is racking up quickly.

Stacey Sheridan

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