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There were three important questions asked on every Montgomery County Ballot whether you were a Democrat or Republican you could answer these questions.

The first question was shall the city of Cofeen raise the limit on taxes for police protection from the current level of .075% to .6%?

71 votes were for no and 25 were for yes.

The second non-partisan question listed on Montgomery County Ballots was shall the village of Farmersville raise its non-home rule municipal service occupation tax by 1%.

115 voted yes for the 1% raise while 35 voted no.

The last question listed and the most closely contested one was for the city of Hillsboro. The question was shall the city of Hillsboro be authorized to impose a tax of 1/2 of 1% of all gross receipts from all sales made by persons selling tangible personal property at retail in the municipality and further, upon all persons engaged in the making sales of service in the municipality of the selling price of all tangible personal property transferred by such servicemen either in the form of tangible personal property or in the form of real estate as an incident to a sale of service; excepting however, a tax on an item of tangible personal property which is titled and registered with the State of Illinois, and further, excepting a tax on the sale of food for human consumption that is to be consumed off premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption) and prescription and non-prescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes and needles used by diabetics?

The question failed with 345 votes for no and 322 votes for yes.

 
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