Township Helps Social Groups, But

By Waller, C. L. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), September 24, 1998 | Go to article overview

Township Helps Social Groups, But


Waller, C. L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer

Libertyville Township Supervisor F.T. "Mike" Graham says social service agencies that have received money from the township may be squeezed out of the budget in a couple of years unless the financial picture changes.

The township board recently approved spending $188,850 from the general town fund for 29 agencies that help township residents. The town board had approved a cap of $190,000 in spending.

Graham expects money in the general assistance fund for the needy to run out in a couple of years. Once that is gone, he said, the township will have to borrow from the general town fund, affecting funding to those groups.

The township, under a different administration in 1992, stopped levying tax money for the general assistance fund. Graham said there was $612,000 in the fund at the beginning of this year, and he expects to spend about $300,000, leaving enough for another year.

Because of the property tax cap, the township cannot, without going to voters in a referendum, levy for new taxes for that fund.

Graham is writing a letter to State Rep. Andrea Moore of Libertyville asking state legislators to do something so townships that allowed the general assistance tax to expire can reinstitute it. …

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