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Palos Fire District Levy Increase (March 2012)

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A Palos Fire District Levy Increase measure was on the March 20, 2012 ballot in the Palos fire district area which is in Cook County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,886 (50.97%)Approveda
  • NO 1,814 (49.03%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current district levy by a rate of .25 percent for an ongoing amount of time in order to further pay for fire and ambulance services in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Palos Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.25% above the limiting rate for fire protection and ambulance purposes for levy year 2010 and be equal to 0.803% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2012? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recent extended limiting rate is $4,280,310, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $6,215,351. 2) For the 2012 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value of $100,000 is estimated to be $82.50. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2012 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).[3]


  1. Cook County Clerk, March Election Results
  2. Cook County Elections, March referendum List
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.