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Milan referendum passes with overwhelming majority

In non-home rule communities, tax changes must be approved by voters.

MILAN, Illinois- Voters in Milan decided to allow the village to increase the municipal sales tax for village operations and infrastructure.

A referendum on the ballot on Tuesday, April 2 asked residents if they wanted to increase the non-home rule municipal retailers' occupation tax and the non-home rule municipal service occupation tax.  In non-home rule communities, tax changes must be approved by voters.

Voters agreed for the tax to rise from .5% to 1%.

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