Tax Hike Day.
This is the day that Crystal Lake Piraty Captain, er, Mayor Aaron Shepley’s decision to raise the city sales tax goes into effect.
Read the appropriate verses to the tune of Steve Goodman’s “Lincoln Park Pirates” in memory of the yesterdays when Crystal Lake’s sales tax was three-quarters of a percent cheaper.
If Crystal Lake falls into decline, this day will be the turning point.
People won’t be throwing parades in honor of this act by the Shepley-led Crystal Lake City Council.
I doubt the Northwest Herald will give the tax hike much play.
Who’s going to be helped by the sales tax hike?
There was and is still an alternative to the hiking of the city sales tax to make Vulcan Lakes usable for recreation.
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