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Westchester Village Sales Tax Implementation (March 2012)

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A Westchester Village Sales Tax Implementation was on the March 20, 2012 ballot in the village of Westchester which is in Cook County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,700 (61.39%)Approveda
  • NO 1,069 (38.61%)[1]

This measure sought to implement a village sales tax set at a rate of 1 percent for an ongoing amount of time in order to pay for public infrastructure projects in the village.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the corporate authorities of the Village of Westchester be authorized to levy a Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax within the Village in accordance with 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.1, 5/8-11-1.2 and 5/8-11-1.3, at a rate of 1% for expenditure on public infrastructure? 65 ILCS 5/8-11-1.2 defines "public infrastructure" as: municipal roads and streets, access roads, bridges, and sidewalks; waste disposal systems; and water and sewer line extensions, water distribution and purifications facilities, storm water drainage and retention facilities, and sewage treatment facilities.[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.